Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

World View Space Capsule Will Take Six Friends 100,000 Feet into the Air

 |  |  |  |  October 23, 2013


I’m not a huge fan of heights. It’s not necessarily that I’m afraid of being up high, I simply dislike the thought of an abrupt stop if I should fall from some undisclosed height. This is the reason I could never venture tens of thousands of feet into the air in a gigantic capsule suspended underneath a massive helium balloon. Yet, that is exactly what World View wants to offer people.

wv-5

World View sees its service as a much cheaper alternative to taking a trip aboard Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic will take you on a trip in SpaceShipTwo up to 68 miles above the Earth’s surface for a price of about $250,000 per passenger. World View will take you to a significantly lower altitude of 100,000 feet for a not exactly cheap $75,000 ticket price.

The company plans to use a large capsule connected to the bottom of a massive helium balloon. 100,000 feet isn’t high enough for passengers to experience weightlessness, but World View says it’s all about the view. The capsule could stay aloft for hours or even days for scientists performing experiments. After each mission, the capsule will be gently returned to Earth using a large parachute.

World View has announced its service as the FAA is set to make a public determination on its craft. The FAA believes that the capsule used by World View will be classified as the spacecraft and will have to meet space safety standards. The capsule will hold six passengers and two pilots.

[via Discovery]



No-Hands Rock Climbing

No-Hands Rock Climbing

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Ford Explorer Timberline is the Most Capable Explorer Yet

Ford Explorer Timberline is the Most Capable Explorer Yet

The Electric Ford F-150 Has a Name, and It’s “Lightning”

The Electric Ford F-150 Has a Name, and It’s “Lightning”

Ford Reveals 2022 Next Gen Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Ford Reveals 2022 Next Gen Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Advertisement