Not every one of us are able to afford a trip to space as we don’t even have a million in our bank accounts, but how about getting to near-space heights? That is what a Spanish entrepreneur intends for you to experience, where you will be able to view with your own eyes the black expanse of space and the curvature of the earth from, of all places, a balloon. José Mariano López-Urdiales, the founder of zero2infinity, will hope that this venture takes off (pun not intended), where one is able to view the earth and the space beyond it from 36km (22 miles) above the earth. His vehicle of choice? The “bloon”, which is tipped to arrive sometime in 2015.
The bloon will let you enjoy the view for a couple of hours, which is far different from the frenzied speed at which you travel on a rocket, getting only a few minutes to view the atmosphere before you end up in space, not to mention the bloon will offer a far more serene ride.
The bloon’s entire journey will take around 5 to 6 hours, so chances are you will be able to find some crazy people hold a wedding ceremony up there. Hmmm, I had better get started on that wedding planning company then to ride this 2015 wave, right?