“This contrast provides a perspective-changing event for someone – they start to see Earth as a living organism, they see Earth without borders, without race, and it gives the opportunity to really have a life-changing experience. life, ”Hartman said. .
“We believe that space tourism is a matter of time. The space tourism that is available now will take you to the edge of space for a few minutes at a time, ”he said. “We believe that in order for someone to truly experience our Earth from above, you have to spend some time there.”
After hovering for hours using World View’s patented balloon navigation system, the capsule will return to earth near the launch site via a controlled parachute landing.
Hartman said the company is committed to making near space tourism accessible and will work to make its flights even more affordable.
“We believe we are having a positive impact on the world… we have to make sure that as many people as possible can experience what we have to offer,” he said, noting that many people cannot physically take it. the rigors of G. forces exerted in rocket-powered flight.
“I imagine a future where grandparents, their children and their grandchildren can all experience this together. “
World View also announced that Space for Humanity, a non-profit organization committed to expanding access to space for all humanity, has secured the first commercial flight to take a cohort of citizen astronauts to experience of the “whole effect” from space for the first time. .