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World View's Near-Space Tourism Balloon Rides in Pictures

World View's 120,000-Foot Perspective

World View

World View offers passengers a view of the sunrise at 120,000 ft. (36,000 m.) on their proposed pre-dawn flight.

World View Balloon Inflation

World View/J. Martin Harris Photography

A World View team member gases up the balloon before launching.

World View Passenger Capsule Pre-Launch

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. Here's a look at the balloon ride to near-space as currently planned. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Passenger Capsule

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Passenger Capsule in Bright Sun

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Passenger Capsule Ascends

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Passenger Capsule Over the Earth

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Enterprises Balloon Above the Limb of the Earth

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Enterprises Balloon Flight

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Enterprises Balloon Above the Clouds

World View Enterprises, Inc.

World View Enterprises of Tucson, AZ, plans to offer suborbital spaceflight in a capsule lifted by balloon to 18.6 miles (30 km), which then glides back to Earth. [Read the Full Story here.]

World View Test Flight Preparations

World View/J. Martin Harris Photography

For a test flight, World View workers wrangle a 450-lb. (200-kg.) payload for the high-altitude balloon. It will travel to a height of 120,000 ft. (36,000 m.).

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