What is this new obsession for sending tourists to space? For what kind of joy? It is 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 develop their fantasy ideas before 2012 – what with the world ending and all.
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.