As The Stars Sang

As The Stars Sang

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Developed by retired astronaut Ron Garan (who also serves as World View’s pilot) this spacecraft which launches from Tucson is lifted by helium balloons. For $75,000 a ticket, passengers can ascend to 100,000 feet, which is high enough to see the Earth from above but low enough that travelers won’t feel G-forces—they will then be able to stay and take in the beauty through World View’s large windows for a few hours. [reference article below]


Food for Thought:

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (Job 38:4-7)

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Opinion Unto Righteousness / Timothy Williams / Enumclaw.com Washington / Sunday, October 16, 2016

Article Reference

(observer.com)—Space tourism has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, thanks to the exploits of mavericks like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. While some commercial spaceflight companies like SpaceX have partnered with NASA to resupply the International Space Station, others are concerned solely with spaceflight as a leisure activity.

This may seem like a concept out of Star Trek or Wall-E, but space tourism has made significant strides as an industry, with companies predicting they’ll be transporting people into space before the end of the decade. Here’s a look at three companies looking to make space the next great tourist mecca.

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