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June 26th, 2014 - Successful Scaled Test Flight

Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted more than five hours.The test validated the full flight profile of the spaceflight system, lifting a 10 percent scale system to 120,000 feet to the edge of space. The flight tested several essential components for consumer flights and captured breathtaking imagery of the view that will be afforded to Voyagers in 2016.

Published 4 37 PM, June 26th, 2014
     

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