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World View space balloon

World View space balloon completes record breaking test flight

World View space balloon

World View Enterprises Inc. have brought commercial space flight one giant leap closer. The company has conducted a successful test flight of its space balloon, that it hopes will take tourists to the edge of space as early as 2016.

The helium-filled balloon, steered by an aerodynamic parachute called a parafoil, reached 102,200 feet during the flight, breaking the record for the highest altitude reached by a parafoil.

You can see the incredible view captured by the balloon’s on-board camera below…

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