World View Experience

You Can Actually Take A Balloon To The Edge Of Space For $75,000 (Video)


After Felix Baumgartner teamed up with Red Bull for one of the most exhilarating stunts from the "edge of space," it left us wondering what that experience would be like.

Not so much the jump, but just being that far away from Earth.

Luckily, there's a company looking to fulfill every aspiring astronomer's dreams by creating a helium-filled balloon that will carry those who can afford the trip up to the "edge of space."

The Arizona-based company, World View, is looking to charge around $75,000 for a single, six-hour trip per person. If you think that's expensive, according to New York Magazine, that's just a third of what Virgin Galactic is charging!

Regardless, this once in a lifetime voyage exists, and let's just say the view is quite breathtaking.

In a recent video uploaded to YouTube by World View, we're taken along for a ride in one of the balloons and we're able to view the most stunning sunset, one you've probably never had a chance to see before no matter where you've been.

If you can afford to spend $75,000 in a unique way for a unique experience, you might want to start saving up as NBC News has stated handfuls of potential passengers are already booking their flights.

They'll have to wait, though, for when World View is finally done hashing out legalities with the FAA and scaling down balloon sizes for efficiency.

Check out the video above for a closer look!

Citations: Heres What Youll See When You Take a Balloon to the Edge of Space (NY Mag)