- Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights.
- Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the “overview effect.”
- As well as being lower cost, it’s a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX.
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Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales, Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity wants to launch passengers 40 kilometers into space using helium balloons.
Setting off from Andalucia in the south of Spain, the trip will take six hours.
The ascent will take three hours, while two hours will be spent floating in space, and a further hour will be spent on the…