High Altitude

A NO-SPIN ZONE FOR ASTRONAUTS AND SPACE TOURISTS

Skydivers spinning out of control have just a few seconds before becoming unconscious. With nothing to stop them, many fall helplessly to Earth, unless they are rescued by a fellow diver, or regain enough situational awareness to deploy their parachute. “It’s hard for skydivers—or astronauts or space tourists ejecting at high altitude—to stop a spin, […]

WORLD VIEW WINS TWO MAJOR NASA FLIGHT CONTRACTS

World View has been awarded two major NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) contracts to conduct Stratollite flights in 2016 and 2017. World View has an open and ongoing contract with NASA to fly payloads for the agency and its researchers, and these two awards add to the growing list of work the company has already […]

WORLD VIEW ONE STEP CLOSER TO MANNED NEAR-SPACE VOYAGES

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, is one step closer to launching manned voyages after successfully flying the first parafoil from the edge of space at a record-breaking height of 102,200 feet on February 20, 2015. With extremely limited air pressure and density at this high altitude, flying a parafoil is an incredible feat. […]

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