World View Reaches 1,000 Reservations for Edge of Space Flights

World View has reached 1,000 reservations for its edge of space flight. The stratospheric exploration and space tourism company has reached a new milestone by selling the greatest number of seats in the space tourism category.

World View’s reservations for Spaceport Grand Canyon have also been sold out for the first year, with commercial flights slated to begin in 2024. Reservations have been received from 32 countries with the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K. leading the list. A growing list of space explorers have reserved at multiple spaceports while others purchased additional tickets for friends and family, including 43 reservations for a full-capsule.

“Reaching 1,000 reservations underscores the passion, excitement and interest for this unique experience that World View offers,” said Ryan M. Hartman, president and CEO of World View. “This means 1,000 new people will be able to enjoy majestic views of both Earth and space for an adventure that’s never been this accessible to humanity. The fact that the Grand Canyon spaceport flight has sold out for the first year also showcases the market demand and growing interest in space tourism. We have been working diligently to share our purpose-first mission with future guests so that they will join us on the journey to rediscovering our wondrous Earth.”

The company entered the space tourism and exploration segment in late 2021, offering an affordable, long-duration and accessible space experience that couples enjoying the unique views of Earth and space. Flights cost $50,000 and will lift eight participants and two crew members in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule to 100,000 feet altitude, nearly 23 miles into the stratosphere, for an experience that will last six to eight hours. Participants will lift off before dawn to watch the sunrise over Earth, once at the apogee of 100,000 feet, they will witness the darkness of space, see the stars and view the curvature of the Earth.

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