A Spanish startup, Zero 2 Infinity, plans to send tourists to the edge of space using a helium balloon.
The company has been working on the idea since 2009 and plans to open tickets sales to the public with a price tag of $132,000.
While other companies are charging more than $250,000, making Zero 2 Infinity the cheapest alternative to allow civilian to travel to space.
The entire journey would take up 6 hours and achieve a height of approximately 39,600 meter (130,000 feet) above ground.
Prototype tests have been carried out in 2012 & 2017, where the company successfully sent humanoid and let it float up into the orbit.
The company will provide 2 days safety training to the tourists and includes their favorite meal while onboard.
Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales, the CEO of Zero 2 Infinity mentioned: “We have the capsule, the permits, the insurance, the stratoport. What is missing is a purely question of financing”.