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Startup Wants To Bring Tourists To Space Via Massive Balloons

Another startup is entering the space tourism race. Unlike Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, however, there are no rockets involved.

Space Perspective — launched by husband and wife duo Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter — touted their firm’s six-hour space voyage to Fox Business’ Stuart Varney. Fox Business reports:

Space Perspective reimagines the thrill of space exploration with the world’s most radically gentle voyage to space. Space Explorers and travel adventurers looking to upgrade their bucket list can now savor 360-degree views of planet Earth from 20 mi/30 km above, on a luxurious six-hour trip inside Spaceship Neptune, propelled by a state-of-the-art space balloon the size of a football stadium.

Space Perspective’s website adds:

Your six-hour voyage on Spaceship Neptune is safe and comfortable, with minimal physical requirements and as simple as boarding an airplane. Launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and flown gently by a spaceballoon instead of rockets,…

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