Recently, World View is completed to help mankind to achieve this aspiration a major breakthrough: at 31 km altitude paraglider landed successfully, it also means that the implementation of human height viewing Earth from space, the scene near the goal goes a step further.
The paragliding landing experiments, World View in paragliding joint research and development with over 40 years experience in United Parachute Technologies company.
World View offers a journey of about five hours every six passengers, a balloon gondola ride to reach the edge of space, and passengers do not need to go through special training need not wear special spacesuits. Passengers will float at the edge of space two hours, a spectacular sight for Earth and Space, and within the space pod with restaurants, toilets and other convenient services and amenities.
Briefly, World View is the use of air balloon technology, specially manned space capsule was raised to 30 km altitude, after circling the surf, and then use high-altitude paraglider drop technology, manned space capsule safe return to the ground.
Earlier, World View has successfully completed several hot air balloons will use the capsule to rise to 30 km altitude experiments, the high-altitude paraglider drop experiment is completed successfully the first time, and broke the glider altitude record the highest decline.
"Paragliding in this highly successful test flight toward what we expect to achieve the security man on the edge of space will be one step closer to the goal," World View, CTO Taber MacCallum said.
World View CEO Jane Poynter told Artesyn Technologies interview that the decline in the number of 30 km altitude paraglider difficulty is that near-space of thin air, air density and pressure limited, how to control the rate of decline and stabilize paragliding of technical difficulties and become the key to a breakthrough.
Poynter said the paragliding landing after completing the test, the next big challenge is to win World View By the end of 2016, manned flight test.
Jane Poynter and her husband had taken part in "Biosphere 2" famous artificial closed ecological system test, after the cause has been committed to the development of human space, space travel is her lifelong dream.
World View currently has open book on its official website, the tour price per passenger $ 75,000, reservation deposit is $ 7,500.
Poynter did not disclose specific figures reservation number, but she said the book's first space travel people from all over the world, all kinds of occupations, ages people have, there are a lot of the family unit together booked.
In addition to the World View project, the company's cooperation with Paragon Space Development Corporation, also are working on additional space travel project called STRATEX of, and World View project tour throughout the cabin in space is different, STRATEX projects require participants to wear the spacesuits, like astronauts in general, by means of a hot air balloon and paragliding, in near-space tour.
October 2014, Google executives Alan Eustace is involved in the project, successfully rose to an altitude of 135,000 feet, and breaking the human world record for the highest altitude drop.