World View builds new pad at Spaceport Tucson

Mainstream spaceflight is becoming a reality in Arizona as World View,ย the commercial balloon spaceflight company,ย ย announces plans to build their global headquarters in Tucson. In collaboration with Sun Corridor Inc., the City of Tucson, Pima County and the State of Arizona, World View will be the anchor tenant in the County Aerospace, Defense and Technology Business … Read more

NASA experiments take a World View balloon ride to near-space

At the crack of dawn a team of researchers, scientists, founders and engineers check on their passenger, a payload filled with research instruments, one last time before they send it into the stratosphere. World View, a Tucson-based spaceflight company, recently paired up with NASA and completed a high-altitude balloon flight which carried research payloads as … Read more

Google exec breaks world skydiving record jumping from space

For all of you adrenaline junkies out there who skydive and jump from extreme heights, there is a new kind of rush…space jumping. Alan Eustace, a Google vice president, broke a world record for parachute jumping after diving from the stratosphere with the help of Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation. [youtube]http://youtu.be/T711k05nJmw[/youtube] Eustace was carried into … Read more

Tucson-based firm hopes to take passengers up to space

If you have ever imagined what it would be like to travel to space, it may soon become as easy as hopping in a balloon for a quick ride to the galaxy. Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation has announced plans for a human flight into nearspace, unlike any other spaceflight experience being offered today, allowing … Read more