Sip champagne on the edge of space – For just $50,000, this balloon spacecraft will take passengers on a 12-hour journey to outer space.

It’s not every day that Earthlings look at the stars from a unique vantage point, that is, the edge of the Earth. A few years ago, taking a trip to space in a balloon spaceship, sipping champagne and taking in the celestial views seemed nothing but unreal. Going to space has never been recreational until now. Turning dreams into reality is stratospheric exploration company World View. The company unveiled a full-size model of the innovative spacecraft, which will seat eight passengers and two crew members. The hexagon-shaped pods are equipped with an air-conditioned and pressurized environment.

To maximize your experience in the stratosphere, the modules sport large elliptical windows measuring 6.5 feet wide x 4.5 feet high, offering impressive views of the curvature of the Earth and its natural wonders. Reclined seats keep passengers comfortable while enjoying the thrilling line of sight reveal. Other onboard amenities include a cocktail table, Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen (teaching materials and engaging activities), center console, personal storage and cup holder.

Businesswire Reports, “The unveiling of our prototype space capsule is a pivotal moment for the company as we prepare for our first launch from the Grand Canyon in just two years,” said Ryan Hartman, President and CEO of World View. We are thrilled to partner with leaders in aerospace design and engineering to bring our vision to life and ensure spaceflight participants have a truly transformative experience. World View’s space tourism program begins launching commercial flights in 2024 for $50,000 per seat.

Voyages will take passengers over some of our planet’s natural and man-made wonders, such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef.

[Via: Dezeen]