Almost-space tourists with $75,000 to spare will be able to see a view something like this remote-control fisheye photo taken during a 5-hr., 1/10-scale shakedown cruise for a new commercial high-altitude balloon system under development by World View Enterprises Inc.  The Tucson, Arizona-based offshoot of the Paragon Space Development Corp. is claiming a parafoil altitude record for the June 18 test flight. The parafoil reached 120,000 ft. before descending to 50,000 ft. to release ...


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