The Spanish company will send tourists into space on huge helium balloons

Zero 2 Infinity offers a view of our planet from the upper stratosphere aboard a capsule attached to a giant helium balloon.

Such the journey will take about five hours, and the whole process will be follow the two pilots. In 4 hours of takeoff, the Bloon capsule can lift up to four passengers to an altitude of 40 km. By comparison, commercial aircraft fly about 10 km above the ground..

In the stratosphere, tourists can not only enjoy the view of the planet’s surface, but also see open space. After that, the capsule separates from the balloon and deploys the parachute, smoothly descending for an hour to the surface.

Depending on weather conditions, the landing can occur within a radius of 300 km from the launch site. Immediately after boarding, passengers will be met by representatives of the company with transport. This year, Zero 2 Infinity successfully completed a test flight with a robot on board the capsule, which rose to an altitude of 36 km. Officials have not yet disclosed the timing of the start of the provision of services.

The Spanish company will send tourists into space on huge helium balloons

Since this method does not require the use of expensive rockets, the cost of one trip for each passenger will be about $ 130 thousand. This is much cheaper than offers Spacex and Virgin Galactic requesting millions.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: Zero 2 Infinity

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