GS NEARSPACE it will consist of the development of a reusable inflatable aircraft to initially accommodate 6 passengers and one crewmember to a flight altitude of 40 km, in the so-called “near-space” area, where passengers will be able to observe deep space and a considerable curvature of the horizon, although they will be unable to float in microgravity.
The flights will be made in pressurised capsules with systems for the generation of artificial atmosphere, thermal control and solar capture to generate electricity.
The balloons will operate from a land base, which will consist of an embedded architectural structure with full hotel services (lobby, restaurants, rooms, convention centre, spa and wellness), from which the balloons will take off daily for near space.
The main objective will be short-stay tourism, from a few hours to 1 or 2 days, and remote observation and telecommunications.
Mar 29, 2010