- World View offers near-space balloon flights at $75,000 compared to Virgin Galactic's price of $250,000
- Balloons will lift pressurized capsules carrying six passengers to about 100,000 feet
- After passengers view the blackness of space and Earth's curvature, a parafoil floats the capsule to Earth
This article originally published in 2015. It's coverage for Future of Adventure, which explores designs and innovations that enable us to experience the world in thrilling new ways. To see everything, go to cnn.com/adventure
(CNN)Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space -- or at least something thrillingly close to it?
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