Successful Test Flight Is One Step Closer To Commercial Space Travel

June 24, 2014 10:03 PM

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Imagine floating in a balloon 120,000 feet above Earth. One company is a step closer to making that a reality after a successful test flight that broke the world record for the highest parafoil balloon space flight.

The balloon took off from Roswell, N.M. and flew above the Earth’s atmosphere for more than four hours before coming back down. This test flight carried one tenth of the payload of a commercial flight.

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