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Take a ride in a helium balloon to near-space for $75,000

By Shawn Knight
Oct 27, 2013
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  1. Interested in taking an 18-mile helium balloon ride to near-space for a breathtaking view of Earth? A startup by the name of World View intends to offer such a journey in the not too distance future for the low, low...

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  2. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    75,000 damn that's a lot! I can visualize a lot of wealthy retired people doing this.
     
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  3. Just another easy way to an early grave. Stupid!!
     
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 671   +73

    For extra can I parachute down like that one guy?!
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is cool, but no way worth $75K.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335

    For $75k this ride had better come with a free 2-day pass to Kami's Lookout.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    Anyone willing to spend 75K on this joy ride, makes me wish I had earth to helium balloon missiles to finalize their journey.
     
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,335


    I knew it was only a matter of time...
     
  9. Wonder if they'll have fireworks going on launch day? :)
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    A few have already done it. Joe Kittinger being the 1st during the 50's & 60's
     
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    If you join the USN or USAF you could be lucky enough & even paid to take the ride.
     
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  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    No but I heard you will be allowed to smoke onboard, saves them money on buying fireworks. But for 75 grand... maybe they'll throw in a box of smokes.
     
  13. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    I wonder how much are the 2 crew members getting paid?
     

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