HOUSTON – World View Enterprises, Inc. claims an altitude record for parafoil flight as part of a recent 5-hr. subscale shakedown of the commercial high-altitude balloon system the company is developing to offer lengthy luxury "spaceflight" experiences to tourists as well as research opportunities to scientists and engineers. The Tucson, Arizona-based startup, whose partners include Paragon Space Development Corp., intends to begin passenger flights by late 2016, with a ...

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