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Space Diving: The Next Extreme Sport?

Space Diving: The Next Extreme Sport? | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
This essay was adapted from The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, by Steven Kotler, published by New Harvest. The balloon is a marvel, ghostly silver, as thin as a dry-cleaning bag.
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Going to space in a gigantic balloon may be in your future

Going to space in a gigantic balloon may be in your future | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it

One Spanish entrepreneur wants to send people up in a gigantic balloon. José Mariano López-Urdiales, the founder of zero2infinity, says that he can get people up to "near space," or 22 miles up, in a 400-foot diameter balloon. You'll be able to see the sun against the black backdrop of space, the curve of the Earth, and the fading blue atmosphere above it.


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World View Enterprises near-space balloon flights to begin in 2016

World View Enterprises near-space balloon flights to begin in 2016 | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
World View Enterprises is making a foray into the fledgling space (or near-space) tourism sector that will see passengers take a balloon ride to an altitude...
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A new idea for space tourism: Balloon over rocket - Hawaii News Now

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A new idea for space tourism: Balloon over rocket
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(AP Photo/World View Enterprises). This artist's rendering provided by World View Enterprises on Tuesday, Oct.
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Billionaires Bezos and Musk battle it out for space

Billionaires Bezos and Musk battle it out for space | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
Bezos and Musk battle it out for the Kennedy Space Center

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Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic pay-to-fly space venture will launch this year

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic pay-to-fly space venture will launch this year | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
Speaking to investors in Abu Dhabi, billionaire Richard Branson said Virgin Galactic, his near-space venture for paying customers, will launch in 2014.

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Zero2infinity va proposer des voyages touristiques en ballon spatial !

Zero2infinity va proposer des voyages touristiques en ballon spatial ! | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
Une société espagnole affirme qu’elle pourra envoyer des touristes dans l’espace à bord d’un ballon...
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Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying...

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Space Station Balloons -- Literally - ABC News

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Space Station Balloons -- Literally
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NASA, building the International Space Station over the last two decades, ran into ballooning costs. One solution it's now embraced is ballooning -- literally -- in orbit.

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Balloon Test Shows Space Tourism on the Horizon

Balloon Test Shows Space Tourism on the Horizon | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
Human space tourists could ride balloons high above the Earth to get astronautlike views by 2014.

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Red Bull Stratos - le record

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la vidéo du Red Bull Stratos : le record de l'autrichien Felix Baumgartner ce dimanche 14 octobre 2012 avec un saut de 39045m de haut et une vitesse atteinte de 1342 km/h, et le passage historique du mur du son par un homme en chute libre...


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The 6 Billionaires Who See Space Tourism as Their Big Next Plaything

The 6 Billionaires Who See Space Tourism as Their Big Next Plaything | Manned Stratospheric Balloon | Scoop.it
Billionaires Elon Musk (Tesla Motors), Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Paul Allen (Microsoft), Larry Paige (Google), Eric Schmidt (Google), and the less-wealthy ...

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