This year 250th anniversary How the first humans jumped into a hot air balloon. But Mr. Jean-François Pilate de Rozier only floated about 85 feet above the ground, saying he was dumbfounded at what the country’s modern inhabitants were planning. is no exaggeration.As CNN French company reported on Thursday. Zephalto aims to launch a $130,000-per-seat stay for “end of the universe” hot air balloon tourists as early as next year.
After brushing aside the hefty price, passengers board a Zephalt pressurized capsule, the Celeste, attached to a giant helium-filled stratospheric balloon. In about 90 minutes, the balloon will rise to an altitude of 25 kilometers (about 15.5 miles) at 4 meters per second. Upon reaching the edge of space, the tourist enjoys a sumptuous meal during his 3-hour hover while viewing the curved side of the Earth through 7-square-meter windows before returning to space. terra farm.
[Related: How will NASA keep up with space tourism?]
Other high profile space travel ventures such as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic far surpass even the capabilities of luxury hot air balloons like Zephult. In July 2021, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson said: 86 km flight above the earth. Just a week later, Blue Origin put co-founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the helm. kalman lineinternationally recognized (if there is some controversy) the boundaries of outer space.
But unlike these high-profile space travel ventures, Zephalt claims to be a greener alternative. according to it, official explanation According to this page, only 26.6 kg of CO2 is required for one trip. That’s the minimum amount needed for spaceflight, or “about the same as producing a pair of denim pants,” he said. By comparison, a single suborbital rocket launch, CO2 300 tons In the middle of the journey to the upper atmosphere.
[Related: Blue Origin brought the first official tourists to space.]
Zefalt said travel bookings fill up quickly. CNN Already fully booked until mid-2025.company founder recently explained Together with their Airbus partners, they worked closely with the French space agency, CNES, to ensure that all safety and logistical regulations were met. Once fully operational, Zephult hopes to operate up to 60 flights a year with two pilots and six passengers.
And if a total of six hours of travel and a sumptuous meal aren’t enough to sell a $130,000 ticket, Zephalt throws in complementary psychological counseling before going out to address the so-called “problem.” It says it will.Summary effect‘, the weight of being reportedly gained by viewing the entire globe from above the surface.