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This Balloon Will Take You to Space for $75,000

Posted on the 24 October 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera


A lot of companies like Virgin are already planning to launch commercial space flights. They are even hoping to build space hotels and one day trip to moon as well. But, you can forget about that for now because it would take years to accomplish and even when they do, it would cost you a fortune to take a trip to the moon. However, a company called Paragon Space Development Corp has found an affordable way for normal people to take a small trip to space via a balloon.

They call it the World View. The balloon will take you 100,000 feet (about 18 miles) above the earth, which is high enough to take a good distant look at the amazing earth and avoid getting into zero gravity zone. In return you just have to pay $75,000. It’s highly affordable compared to $250,000 price Virgin asks for a ride in it’s Galactic spaceship.


“You can be sitting up there having your beverage of choice watching this extraordinary spectacle of the Earth below you and the blackness of space,” Paragon president Jane Poynter told Discovery News.


$75,000 is still a lot of money for an ordinary person to afford. And this trip will definitely be more scarier than taking a ride on a spaceship, especially on the way down. Although, it will all be worth it to take a nice good look at the mother earth from 30 kilometers up above.

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