At World View® Enterprises, Inc. we’re pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space. Our vision is to take Voyagers (be they private individuals or those traveling for research, educational or other scientific pursuits) on the journey of a lifetime. We provide a new perspective on the world we live in and open up new realms of possibility.
With our proprietary high-altitude balloons, World View offers an accessible, affordable way to access nearspace. As a Voyager, you will enjoy a suborbital spaceflight unlike any other. Gently floating up into nearspace with World View, Voyagers now have the unique opportunity to experience what space philosopher and writer Frank White calls the “Overview Effect,” the unexpected emotional reaction and unparalleled perspective-shift that comes from seeing our planet suspended in space.
For more than fifty years, astronauts have spoken poignantly of the life-changing shift that results from seeing the world with this unique vantage. National boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide us seem to disappear and the need to protect what Carl Sagan called our “pale blue dot” becomes both obvious and imperative.
These astronauts also tell us that the Overview makes the possibility of a more united, a more secure, a more protected world seem achievable, if only more people could have the experience.
And now they can.
World View’s high-altitude balloon lets Voyagers gently soar for hours on end in a comfortable, smartly-outfitted, specially designed space capsule. World View Voyagers can now gaze upon these spectacular, life-changing vistas for the first time, as they sail along the frontier of space.
World View also provides new opportunities for research and education pursuits. Our platform presents a variety of advantages over orbital and rocket-based suborbital options, allowing researchers a shirtsleeves environment in which to conduct experiments, as well as an opportunity for a unique education experience.
With its partner, Paragon Space Development Corporation, the World View venture is led by experts in high-altitude ballooning and veterans of human spaceflight. The entire platform is rooted in technologies that have been successfully used for decades.
When we saw Earth rising in the distance … it made us realize we all exist on one small globe.– Frank Borman Astronaut