A US company is hoping to launch passengers into Earth’s stratosphere in an enormous helium-filled balloon that expands to a size larger than a football pitch.
The balloon will soar to about 30,480 metres, carrying a large passenger capsule to offer people striking views of the planet’s curvature and delicate atmosphere.
Currently being developed by World View, a company in Arizona, a ticket costs $50,000 — more than half the price stratospheric balloon company Space Perspective is charging for a seat — and monthly payment plans are accepted.
Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) was founded in September 2015. The Company’s focus is to explore, develop, and ultimately, become a producer of high-grade helium for the international market, a critical material essential in modern technologies.