Space exploration is one of the most fantasized activities humans want to experience but based on current human technology prowess, this type of traveling isn’t just for everyone as it very expensive and also not for everyone just at the moment but a new company, Space Perspective might change that even though you’ll still need to pay a lot of money for such exploration as the company is working on using big balloon which are designed to be an alternative to rocket-based traveling based on the analogy of the company’s “Space Neptune” capsule which can shuttle individuals to about 100, 000 feet right into the sky.
While that might sound very interesting to some, you might find it amusing as this will be an advantage for you to at least see the world from 100,000 feet away unless you don’t consider to be in space just yet depending on what you consider space.
The trip to the “edge of the space” will be relatively short which will take about two hours ascending to the intended altitude and then about two hours spent on returning back into the planet and with those periods, you’ll get the chance to see the planet for what it is right from the sky up high above.
By the time the trip is over, it’s capsule will land in the Atlantic Ocean where there will be a ship to retrieve passengers to the shore but we’re talking about space here just in case you find that too much and overbearing for you.
Now next up is the pricing of the trip which could cost you a north of US$125,000 per individual so if you are thinking about taking your entire family for such brief trip, then you should ready some cash in the bank. The balloons are going to be deployed from the Kennedy Space Center according to the company even though work is still on about the details as well finding their ways through the FAA.
But Space Perspective balloon is just one of the many companies now vying for space tourism as big companies including SpaceX which recently sent two astronauts to the ISS from the US soil as well as Blue Origin and others are on the line as they’re all planning to send paying customers into orbits to take a look at the planet from the outside.
But with the price tag attached to this kind of trip, it’s obvious that this trips is limited to those who can afford it for now which are obviously the rich but that could change in time.