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Florida Company Space Perspective Wants To Fly Customers To Edge Of Space In Balloon

When it comes to The Sunshine State, one might say the opportunity to swim with gators is already pretty wild, but things are about to get out of this world.

A Florida company, Space Perspective, wants to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska, to launch a vehicle they call Spaceship Neptune.

You will have people from around the world who want to come to Alaska and see the northern lights from the edge of space.

Mark Lester CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The vehicle would be a pressurized capsule suspended under a hydrogen balloon as large as a football stadium housing eight passengers and manned by a flight crew.

The trip would consist of a six-hour journey that takes you to the highest edges of the Earth's atmosphere before making a descent to the waters surrounding Alaska's Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Island chain. Going to the stars could cost approximately $125,000 per passenger.

The company plans to complete unmanned test flights from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida next year.

Via Fox 13

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