A new version of space tourism

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Posted: Jun 24, 2014 7:37 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jun 24, 2014 7:37 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: space tourism, balloon, World View Enterprises, New Mexico, Tucson, Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Flying a rocket ship into space is not the only form of space tourism on the horizon for people who want to take the trip.

A company in Arizona says its successfully completed its first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule that can deliver people to the outer atmosphere.

World View Enterprises says it launched the flight last week in Roswell.New Mexico.

The president of the company says it broke the world record for highest parafoil flight at 120,000 feet.

World View Enterprises says its target is to start offering balloon flights to the outer limits in 2016 at a price of $75,000 per-person.

The flight plan is six people in a gondola reaching 100,000 feet for two-hours.

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