Hot air balloon for a view of the space

What is this new obsession for sending tourists to the space? For what kind of joy? It is like carved out specifically for the affluent to enjoy a whimsical ride. A Spanish entrepreneur Jose Lopez-Urdiales has designed a space balloon called the bloon. It is supposed to be a sub-orbital device) that can take you to space ad is expected to start services from 2013. While it is a good thought to think that we are jumping a leap higher than the moon, it is hard to brush away thoughts of illusionary individuals trying to come up with their fantasy ideas before 2012 – what with the world ending and all.

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On its website, you can even book a seat – for around $160,000. It also has a section that chalks out the investment gone into this, perhaps as a justification for the price tag.