A Near-Space Odyssey: Bloon

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A Near-Space Odyssey: Bloon

Worldwide

Price
£380,000.00
AVG. REVIEW

Great for Anniversaries & Birthdays

“Stunning views of the horizon and the blackness of space. ” Space.com

Why we love it

Astronauts have always described the view of earth from space as a life-changing experience. An opportunity once reserved only for astronauts, the chance of us travelling into the stratosphere has become reality with innovative technology. Bloon is a zero-emission vehicle that relies on a large ‘sail’ filled with static helium gas capable of lifting its capsule 22 miles into the earth’s atmosphere. If you were to drift much further than that, you’d be out of the earth’s stratosphere completely! Being devoid of any combustible fuels means that Bloon’s ascent is gentle, has zero impact on the environment, and is entirely noiseless.

What's Included?

  • Currently taking bookings for 2015 and 2016
  • Private pod exclusively dedicated to your group: can fit up to four people
  • Balloon technology is gentle (no motion sickness, no training required)
  • Suitable for wider audience, from children to seniors
  • Flights are fully customisable (can take off from anywhere)
  • Experience lasts for about 12 hours, with 2 hours cruising in near-space

UK booking enquiries can be made via concierge@trulyexperiences.com

Gift Description

Introducing Bloon: the gentlest, most luxurious near-space flight experience.

The technologies of stratospheric balloons are well proven and the team at Zero2Infinity has adopted this for commercial use. The Bloon system uses inert helium gas and employs no combustible fuels or hazardous substances. The ascent and descent are graceful and quiet, if you can fly on an airline, you can fly on Bloon.

The Bloon space flight experience starts with a space flight designer who will take you through the entire process and to customise the trip. You can decide on the desired takeoff location as well as the food and beverages to be served during the space flight (options include Michelin-star meals).

Bloon flights are designed to takeoff from anywhere and land (just about) anywhere in the world. The cabin is pressurised and set to a comfortable 22°C (72°C), with more room per passenger than an Airbus A380 First Class cabin. Panoramic windows will provide you with a 360° view of the overall experience.

Arrive at the takeoff location the day before to receive a pre-flight briefing and some rest. Lift-off is scheduled around 4am to take advantage of the amazing colours of dawn at the apex of the trip. Full ascent takes approximately 1 hour, reaching an ultimate height of 36km above earth. Cruise at near-space for approximately 2 hours before beginning to descend. The field of view at the top is approximately 1,400km in diameter - that is, you will be able to see Paris and Rome from the same window.

We are currently taking pre-bookings for 2014, priced from £380,000, entitling you to a private pod dedicated to your group. Up to 4 people can fit into each flight pod (take as many or few as you wish). Booking enquiries can be made via GiveTruly.com by emailing concierge@givetruly.com.

Gift Description

Introducing Bloon: the gentlest, most luxurious near-space flight experience.

The technologies of stratospheric balloons are well proven and the team at Zero2Infinity has adopted this for commercial use. The Bloon system uses inert helium gas and employs no combustible fuels or hazardous substances. The ascent and descent are graceful and quiet, if you can fly on an airline, you can fly on Bloon.

The Bloon space flight experience starts with a space flight designer who will take you through the entire process and to customise the trip. You can decide on the desired takeoff location as well as the food and beverages to be served during the space flight (options include Michelin-star meals).

Bloon flights are designed to takeoff from anywhere and land (just about) anywhere in the world. The cabin is pressurised and set to a comfortable 22°C (72°C), with more room per passenger than an Airbus A380 First Class cabin. Panoramic windows will provide you with a 360° view of the overall experience.

Arrive at the takeoff location the day before to receive a pre-flight briefing and some rest. Lift-off is scheduled around 4am to take advantage of the amazing colours of dawn at the apex of the trip. Full ascent takes approximately 1 hour, reaching an ultimate height of 36km above earth. Cruise at near-space for approximately 2 hours before beginning to descend. The field of view at the top is approximately 1,400km in diameter - that is, you will be able to see Paris and Rome from the same window.

We are currently taking pre-bookings for 2014, priced from £380,000, entitling you to a private pod dedicated to your group. Up to 4 people can fit into each flight pod (take as many or few as you wish). Booking enquiries can be made via GiveTruly.com by emailing concierge@givetruly.com.

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Additional Information

Currently taking pre-bookings for 2014. The duration of experience, including pre-flight briefings will take up to one full day.

The bloon is safe for children (those below 16 must be accompanied by an adult). A report from your physician and a simple medical checkup is needed to ensure you and your fellow bloon travelers can enjoy the flight safely.

This experience reserves an entire pod for your group. The pod holds up to four people (or as few as you wish).

All bookings are subject to availability and weather conditions. We advise booking at least 7 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Hire a private submarine discovering the coral reefs of the Maldives
  • Go on a behind the scenes tour at Sotheby's London and discover rare art pieces, breathtaking jewellery and the most collectable wines
  • Travel to Antarctica and experience the continent of the extreme south

Additional Information

Currently taking pre-bookings for 2014. The duration of experience, including pre-flight briefings will take up to one full day.

The bloon is safe for children (those below 16 must be accompanied by an adult). A report from your physician and a simple medical checkup is needed to ensure you and your fellow bloon travelers can enjoy the flight safely.

This experience reserves an entire pod for your group. The pod holds up to four people (or as few as you wish).

All bookings are subject to availability and weather conditions. We advise booking at least 7 months in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Take Off

The bloon is designed to take off from any location of a passenger's choice.

Reviews

Gift Reviews

  • Genuinely Incredible

    Anastasia - 08/02/2014

    Billed as the ultimate experience, and that is what it was, amazing. The view was indescribable, all the adjectives in the world couldn't do it justice, as one would expect from a near space flight. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience with our youngest now dead set on becoming an astronaut! If you have the money for this, then I would strongly suggest you make the purchase, you won't regret it.

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