World View Test Flight Paves Way for Full-Scale Tests

Credit: World View
Credit: World View

PAGE, AZ, Oct. 26, 2015 (World View PR) – World View, the commercial spaceflight company, has successfully completed a major milestone test flight this past weekend, keeping the company on track to meet its 2017 goal for private flights with passengers to the edge of space. This test flight carried a scaled down, replica spacecraft to a final altitude of 100,475 feet (30624 meters), successfully marking the transition from sub-scale testing to a historical next stage of development – full scale testing.

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World View Offers Packages Through Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Crewed high altitude capsule. (Credit: World View)
Crewed high altitude capsule. (Credit: World View)

TUCSON, AZ, Oct. 12, 2015 (World View PR) World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has been included in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as one of ten elite Fantasy Gifts. The annual Christmas Book will include an exclusive World View package available only to ten Neiman Marcus customers.  This package features the rare opportunity to be a part of a World View test flight with a behind-the-scenes invitation while enjoying luxurious accommodations at the Miraval Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Each package also includes a private tour of Biosphere 2 with original crew member and World View CEO, Jane Poynter, along with a ticket to be one of the first to see Earth from the company’s luxury pressurized capsule.

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World View Introduces Low Cost Fractional Pricing for Payloads

World_View_LogoTucson, AZ, Sept. 9, 2015 (World View PR) – World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has updated its pricing policy to allow payloads of any size to share space on World View flights, ranging in mass from less than a pound to more than a few hundred pounds. This will lower cost of flight options for a wide range of customers, drastically increasing access to near-space for scientists and researchers around the world.

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World View Moves Closer to Flight

World View parafoil at 120,000 feet. (Credit: World View)
World View parafoil at 120,000 feet. (Credit: World View)

Tucson, AZ – Feb. 20, 2015 – World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, is one step closer to launching manned voyages after successfully flying the first parafoil from the edge of space at a record-breaking height of 102,200 feet this morning.

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World View Sets Parafoil Record in Test Flight

World View parafoil at 120,000 feet. (Credit: World View)
World View parafoil at 120,000 feet. (Credit: World View)

TUCSON, AZ, June 24, 2014 (World View PR) – Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted more than five hours.

Launching in 2016, World View will have Voyagers floating peacefully to the edge of space for a two-hour sailing-like experience within a luxuriously engineered pressurized capsule transported by a parafoil and high-altitude balloon. Guests will enjoy 360-degree vistas of the world’s most spectacular panorama, marveling at the beauty of the Earth below, watching the sun slowly rise above the curvature of our planet suspended in a vast, black and infinite universe. In addition to offering breathtaking experiences for Voyagers, the capabilities being developed by World View will offer unprecedented and affordable access to the near-space environment for educators, researchers, private companies and government agencies alike.

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Paragon Developing High Altitude Manned Balloon Vehicle

World View balloon and capsule at altitude. (Credit: World View)
World View balloon and capsule at altitude. (Credit: World View)

TUCSON, Ariz. (World View PR) — Majestic views of our planet slowly expand below. The curved horizon hangs under the blackness of space. The comfort and gentle glide of the vessel spoils passengers as they sail for hours along the edge of space, and delight in a view that few people have had the honor of surveying…until now.

World View® is pleased to announce plans for a spectacular human flight into nearspace, unlike any other suborbital spaceflight experience being offered today, allowing passengers to remain aloft for hours at a comparably affordable price.

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