You can go to the edge of space on a balloon. Two companies are now offering the once-in-a-lifetime trip to passengers, but it will cost you some 💰. Earlier this year, Space Perspective said it was taking reservations for flights in early 2024, with tickets priced at $125,000 per person. And now, World View, another space company, says they have “the most affordable, longest duration and most accessible space experience on Earth.” The trips are priced at $50,000 per seat. They plan to take off in a zero-pressure balloon and pressurized space capsule, from premium locations, like the Grand Canyon, and send eight passengers and two crew members up to 100,000 feet altitude, about four times higher than a standard commercial airplane flight, and nearly 23 miles into the stratosphere.
(📸: World View & Space Perspective)