I’ve written posts in the past regarding World View Enterprises, Inc.’s, plans to get a balloon to “near-space.” Such plans are decent and less expensive alternatives to riding on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. At least until XCOR Aerospace gets its act together. Most recently, I wrote about World View’s design challenge, which just ended this week. But […]Read More Slipping the Surly Bonds in a Space Balloon
In an earlier post, “Flying In a Space Balloon,” I talked about World View Enterprises (not to be confused with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView satellites) and their “cheap” space seats: $75,000. It turns out World View would love to have someone create a design for them. One that a person would be proud to “display in a home.” To encourage […]Read More Leave Your Mark on Space
I’ve mentioned in a previous post the possibility of using balloons in accomplishing a satellite’s work. Especially if the work can be done by the balloon more responsively, more effectively, and cheaply. If all three of those factors are present, then why not? It just makes sense. For World View Enterprises’ space balloon efforts, though, just achieving […]Read More Flying in a Space Balloon.