Monday, October 19, 2020

Balloon Rides to the Edge of Space Coming from Florida Company?

Must Read

Beastie Boys Intergalactic “Ghostbusters” Halloween Mash Up is Awesome!

This Halloween mashup of the "Ghostbuster's" Theme and The Beastie Boys "Intergalactic" is one of the best we've heard!

Haunted Halloween Houses That Are Purrfect For Your Cat

Target's Hyde & EEK! Boutique have some adorable haunted Halloween houses that are absolutely perfect for your spooky pets!

Celebrate “The Mandalorian” s2 with Scale LEGO Model of Baby Yoda!

LEGO scale model of Baby Yoda took 119 hours and 14,588 bricks to complete! Just in time for "The Mandalorian" season 2.
Breana Ceballoshttp://www.nerdbot.com
Hi! I am the Managing Editor for Nerdbot.com I enjoy watching anime, learning about new things and keeping up with Nerd Culture. I love writing and hope to introduce people to things that they may not have known about before through my articles.

If you ever wanted to kind of go to space this might be your best bet. A Floridian company called Space Perspective is aiming to start offering balloon rides to the edge of space. Talk about a nightmare for anyone who suffers from fear of heights. But also a dream come true for anyone who wanted to get an amazing perspective on just how small we are in the big picture.

They are aiming to start lift offs in Kodiak, Alaska at the Pacific Spaceport Complex. The “Spaceship” is called the Neptune and it’s a huge balloon that takes it’s passengers to the edge of space. Since the balloon wouldn’t have much inertia so that it would blast through the atmosphere (like a rocket ship) it would stop at a certain point and they would gradually decrease height and take it back down.

Space Perspective

Flown by a pilot, Neptune takes up to eight passengers called “Explorers” on a six-hour journey to the edge of space and safely back, where only 20 people have been before. It will carry people and research payloads on a two-hour gentle ascent above 99% of the Earth’s atmosphere to 100,000 feet, where it cruises above the Earth for up to two hours allowing passengers to share their experience via social media and with their fellow Explorers.

Neptune then makes a two-hour descent under the balloon and splashes down, where a ship retrieves the passengers, the capsule, and the balloon. Neptune’s commercial human spaceflight launches are regulated by the FAA Office of Commercial Spaceflight.

Space Perspective

Each passenger is estimated to pay $125,000 for a six hour journey. Which is much cheaper than the estimated $75 million it would cost you for a SpaceX flight when those start becoming available.

Mark Lester, CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corp. says that the new space flights will help bring tourism to Alaska. People will come to see the Northern Lights from the edge of space.

Alaska Aerospace and Space Perspective will test and refine spaceport operations and secure spaceflight licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration. Space Perspective plans to complete an unmanned test flight from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida next year. So we should expect to see these flights happening in the next 2-3 years commercially.

Would you ever want to fly to the edge of space? Tell us in the comments!

Latest News

No More TAB- Coca Cola Announces Discontinuation of Iconic Beverage

It is the end of an era, as the Coca Cola Company has announced that they will...
Html code here! Replace this with any non empty raw html code and that's it.

Haunted Halloween Houses That Are Purrfect For Your Cat

Target's Hyde & EEK! Boutique have some adorable haunted Halloween houses that are absolutely perfect for your spooky pets!

Celebrate “The Mandalorian” s2 with Scale LEGO Model of Baby Yoda!

LEGO scale model of Baby Yoda took 119 hours and 14,588 bricks to complete! Just in time for "The Mandalorian" season 2.

Fun for the Whole Party: Dungeons & Dragons Official Cookbook!

FINALLY, an official Dungeons & Dragons cookbook to make a feast fit for any party of adventurers!

Ouija Board Perfect For a Sailor Moon Magical Girl

This Sailor Moon Ouija board would make the perfect gift for a Moonie!
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This