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

World View Flight's Earth Perspective

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World View flyers will get a view of the Earth against the background of space.

World View Parafoil

World View

World View's parafoil flew to 50,000 ft. (15,000 m.), setting a world record for parafoil flying.

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