Soon, Rich People Will Be Ballooning Through the Stratosphere

10.23.13 Kyle Petreycik

A new “space tourism” company by the name of World View has announced plans to whisk away wealthy patrons by offering exclusive balloon tours of the stratosphere that can begin as early as sometime in 2015. A specially designed capsule will allow enough room for six passengers and two crew members as well as a complimentary bar.

After initial take-off it will only take about an hour and a half for the giant balloon to ascend 18 miles into the stratosphere, at which point it will casually drift along for a couple of hours before eventually descending back to the Earth’s surface.

Too bad the price tag for this once in a lifetime experience is going to cost curious tourists about $75,000. Did we mention the open bar?

(Image: World View)