Public space travel has always seemed a futuristic concept from science fiction, out of the grasp of ordinary citizens, instead turning to the heroes of NASA and international space organisations for information on the great unknown.
Hydrogen, however, has brought us one step closer to making this a reality.
Space Perspective’s ‘Neptune One’ allows up to eight passengers to travel 100,000ft up to space in a state-of-the-art, hydrogen-filled spaceballoon the size of a football stadium for $125,000.
Through the utilisation of a hydrogen balloon, Spaceship Neptune rewrites the engineering playbook by ensuring a gradual ascent to space as opposed to the use of rocket propulsion or engender g-force acceleration.
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