• Space Perspective raises $40M Series A for stratospheric balloon rides

    3 days ago - By TechCrunch

    The successful commercial launches of Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic have officially ushered in a new era of space tourism. But unlike these companies, which are planning on taking people to space using rockets or spaceplanes , two-year-old startup Space Perspective is taking a different tack.
    Instead of going to space on a rocket, which are prohibitively expensive to develop and may not appeal to all customers, the startup plans to offer rides to the stratosphere using a capsule attached to a large balloon. Its plans have attracted investor interest: the company said Thursday it...
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