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There Is a Hydrogen Balloon That Will Take You to Outer Space for $125,000

By June 24, 2021 6   min read  (1160 words)

June 24, 2021 |

fuel cells works, There Is a Hydrogen Balloon That Will Take You to Outer Space for $125,000
  • The World’s First Luxury Spaceflight Experience From Pioneering Space Perspective Reimagines the Thrill of Space Exploration

Neptune One becomes the first space launch operator to launch from Space Coast Spaceport, showcasing dazzling views and heralds the opportunity to reserve your seat now to fly from 2024

Introducing a new era in luxury travel experiences: Space Perspective reimagines the thrill of space exploration with the world’s most radically gentle voyage to space. Space Explorers and travel adventurers looking to upgrade their bucket list can now savor 360-degree views of planet Earth from 20 mi/30 km above in a luxurious six hour trip, inside Spaceship Neptune, propelled by a state-of-the-art spaceballoon the size of a football stadium. Up to eight guests can have the sensational experience from the comfort of plush, reclining seats in a beautifully appointed capsule, complete with a bar and a bathroom, for $125,000 each.

The brainchild of pioneering entrepreneurs and space travel experts Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, Space Perspective wants more people to experience the lifechanging views from space that to date have only been accessible to astronauts —making it possible by applying flight technology also used extensively by NASA for many years.

This transformative opportunity, taking reservations now for flights to space as soon as late 2024, opens up the possibility of exploring space to a wider audience than has historically been possible. The space curious who would have considered it either too risky — or expensive — now have the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of traveling to space, with a safe and gentle ascent, a world away from rocket-fueled space endeavors. The ground-breaking, pressurized

Spaceship Neptune gently lifts passengers 100,000 ft/30,000 m to space to then be immersed, for two hours, in entirely new and breath-taking views of the curvature of Earth down below, in all its beauty and its poignancy.

As the first space launch operator to fly from Space Coast Air and Spaceport, located adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the Neptune One inaugural Test Flight kicks off an extensive testing program. The ability to perform test flights without crew on board allows more extensive testing of backup and safety systems than is possible with vehicles that require a pilot, making Spaceship Neptune an extremely safe way to go to space. Commercial flights of Spaceship Neptune will have a pilot onboard. Space Perspective ensures safety by applying flight technology used for decades by NASA and other government entities around the globe, supported by a world class, hand-picked crew, who have been integral to all human spaceballoon flights for the last 50 years.

History-making Space Explorers will leisurely ascend from a launch pad at the iconic Kennedy Space Center in Florida to soar above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere in an awe-inspiring, two-hour tour of our planet’s biosphere, from inside the comfortable capsule of Spaceship Neptune and its vast viewing windows. Throughout the six-hour journey, all guests will enjoy the best reclining seats in the house to soak in the 450-mile, 360-degree view, an open call on dress, champagne, and a bathroom.

Unlike the physically grueling, and eye wateringly expensive space rockets, there’s minimal preparation nor physical demands for guests — in fact, Spaceship Neptune rewrites the engineering playbook: it doesn’t use rocket propulsion nor engender g-force acceleration — it’s more than brute power. While exhilarating in its own right, this is an invitation to experience a profoundly different perspective that is the most visceral reminder of how interconnected we are, not just with each other, but with all living organisms — boundaries and differences disappear. It’s a powerful, moving and much more expansive perspective that enlightens the human consciousness, the quintessential astronaut experience.

Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, the husband-and-wife team behind Space Perspective, are on a mission to take on the perception of adrenalin-fueled space travel and invite more people than has historically been possible to ride the wave of space history and be transformed by seeing our beautiful Earth in space.

The couple has been responsible for some of the most remarkable breakthroughs in space innovation and exploration in the last 20 years:

  • They were founding crew members of Biosphere 2, an artificial, enclosed ecosystem designed to mirror Earth’s biosphere to test the viability of maintaining human life in outer space.

  • Founders of Paragon Space Development Corporation: the Human Life Support Systems Company perfected technologies seen on most human spacecraft including the International Space Station and acted as technical advisors to Elon Musk on human spaceflight before SpaceX was a reality.

  • They led team StratEx (Stratospheric Exploration) that invented a self-contained spacesuit and recovery program that could allow human exploration of the stratosphere at 100,000 ft and saw Alan Eustace, a senior Google engineer, set the world record for human spaceflight propelled by a spaceballoon at 136,000 ft — breaking previous world records in 2014, and a record which remains unchallenged today.

  • Most recently, the couple were behind the Silicon Valley-backed stratosphere balloon technology company World View Enterprises with its revolutionary un-crewed Stratollite for communications and remote sensing.

Spaceship Neptune offers hours of constantly changing, dazzling views. Our atmosphere stretches for hundreds of miles into space, Spaceship Neptune flies above 99% of it and the perspective of looking down through atmospheric layers, framed by the thin blue line is — according to most astronauts who have experienced it — profoundly life-changing.

This radical approach to luxury space travel is also mindful of the environment, including zeroemission spaceflight. Space Perspective addresses the increased demand for more sustainable travel and experiences for both the affluent and those seeking to invest in a once-in-a-lifetime trip. The draw of more accessible space travel is big business. According to commissioned reports by leading international management consultancy firms, the total addressable market is worth $250 to $700 billion.

Each Space Perspective capsule will entertain up to eight guests and be accompanied by a pilot, with a co-pilot on the ground. Cultivating group or solo experiences to space potentially mark extraordinary events with a setting to match: couples might well get hitched with a small circle of family introducing a whole new dimension on nuptials. Others may relish the opportunity to celebrate a milestone birthday or even choose to take the company get together to new heights. Space Perspective is currently developing an end-to-end bespoke journey to ensure every moment of every trip is special, personalized, and comfortable.

Space Perspective will also be the first-of-its-kind space laboratory, able to repeatedly test and capture data from a part of Earth’s atmosphere which to date has been little researched, paving the way for more scientific and creative breakthroughs. Eager to act as change agents and propel research in climate and atmospheric science, astro and solar physics — Spaceship Neptune will enable Explorers to participate in research as part of their own experience.

Traveling where few have gone before in an entirely accessible format, Space Perspective sets a new bar in space travel and out-of-this-world luxury experiences with their exclusive space journey. Please visit www.spaceperspective.com to reserve your seat on Spaceship Neptune.

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