If you want to add space tourism to the list, here will be some exciting news. A startup in Florida is trying to get people to the edge of space under a football field-sized high-performance balloon and pressurized capsule.
The human space flight company Space Perspective recently announced plans to launch from the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) space shuttle landing facility in Florida. It plans to conduct its first unmanned pilot flight in early 2021, which will include a set of research payloads .
The aircraft that plans to send passengers to the edge of space after an unmanned test flight is called “Spaceship Neptune”.
“We are committed to fundamentally changing the way people enter space-conducting much-needed research to benefit life on Earth and influence our perception of and connection to Earth,” Jane, founder and co-CEO of Space Perspective Poynter, said in a statement.
“Today, more than ever, it is more important to think of the Earth as a planet, a spaceship for all mankind and our global biosphere.”
Space Perspective said that the Neptune spacecraft was developed from scratch and aims to achieve maximum safety, accessibility, near-zero emissions, and routine operation worldwide.
The company said that Neptune was piloted by a pilot and could carry up to eight passengers known as “explorers.” After a six-hour journey, it reached the edge of space and returned safely. Only 20 people had been there before.
Under the effect of manned and research payloads, it will rise slowly to 100,000 feet at a height above 99% of the Earth’s atmosphere, and it will slowly ascend for 2 hours and sail on the earth for up to 2 hours, thus Enable passengers to share experience explorers with their companions through social media.
Then, Neptune will descend under the balloon for two hours, and then fall, where the ship carries passengers, capsules and balloons.
According to Anchorage Daily News, passengers may need to cough about $125,000 to book a six-hour ticket.
Reservations are already available on the Space Perspective website.