Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Want to fly in a balloon that will fly twice as high as Concorde - almost space? [Video]

ëblooní can reach an altitude of 36 kilometres and fly for around two hours at a height that is twice that of Concorde's cruising altitude

Concord was an amazing piece of aviation history that was scrapped after the tragic accident few years back. It took its passengers from Paris to Rome flying much higher than the normal planes.

But wait - there is something more unique and innovating that can take you twice as high as Concorde from Paris to Rome.

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A Spanish company has come up with this unique and innovative approach using a balloon, called ëblooní, to travelling almost close to the space using specially designed balloons - in two years time - just enough time to start saving for the £95,000 ticket for four.

An artist's impression of passengers inside a pod on their journey to near-space

The specially designed pod for four 'rich' people will take its passengers to a height where they can experience weightlessness and even eat dinner. And what is more thrilling and adventurous is that 'Passengers will be able to see the sun and the stars at the same time, while looking down on the curvature of the earth.'

The ëblooní is the brainchild of Spanish entrepreneur Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales, boss of Barcelona-based Zero2Infinity. Space tourists will journey to earth's outer limits in a capsule that can hold six people - four passenger and two pilots.

For journey back to earth, the pod separates from the balloon, attached to a para-foil, which allows the passengers to experience zero gravity for around two minutes - Guided descent to a landing area takes around 40 minute

View demo video below:

Read more about it at: Mail Online
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Felix Lee said...

Is this for real. This is really amazing.

Sinelogix said...

Wow really great information
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