Successful Test for $75,000 Tourist Balloon Ride
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 25 2014 9:47AM
An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.
World View Enterprises says the company is planning to begin its $75,000 per-person flights in 2016. The balloons will lift a capsule carrying six passengers to about 100,000 feet, where they will float for about two hours.