Space Tourism: can travel at 10,000 feet; will allow travel for 6 hours
The tourist who wants to travel space can fulfil their dreams by 2024. Space tourism start-up ‘Space Perspective’ will let tourists travel in the atmosphere in a capsule balloon. The name given to the capsule is ‘Spaceship Neptune’. This name is given by the start-up to the capsule balloon. 9 passengers can travel at a time in it. It will take 2 hours to reach the destination and 2 hours to come back. The remaining 2 hours will be utilized to tell the beauty of the Atmosphere and the Atlantic Ocean.
This capsule balloon will take passengers to a height of 10,000 feet. The ballon will have a big sized window where the travellers can see the outside beauty. It will remain in the atmosphere for 2 hours. It will also around the Atlantic Ocean. This startup is started jointly by Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum. The name of their previous firm is ‘World View’ which works on capturing images by a sensor. The sensor is sent by a balloon in the atmosphere. The idea of ‘Spaceship Neptune’ came from here.
The Spaceship Neptune can accommodate a pilot with 8 passengers. This craft will have seats, a bathroom, a bar and huge windows that will allow passengers to see the Earth in the blackness of space. The Spaceship will be launched from the Old Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s coast. The Spaceship will land on a recovery boat to let passengers see the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. The Spaceship Neptune Capsule will be reused but a new balloon will be required for each mission. The price is not yet set for the balloon experience but initially, the ticket fare will be around $ 1,25,000.