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World View Clips Wings of Chicken Sandwich’s Stratospheric Flight

World View had to cut the KFC Zinger chicken sandwich balloon flight short after less than a day due to a leak in one of the control systems. The flight had been set to last four days. CEO Jane Poynter’s update is below. World View is happy to report the results of its recent Stratollite shakedown cruise in announcing both a successful launch and test of its new Stratollite vehicle, […]

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  • July 1, 2017
Chicken Sandwich Launched into Stratosphere

The Zinger chicken sandwich is officially in space. So we can all just relax and watch these reporters ask questions about it. — KFC (@kfc) June 29, 2017 KFC’s campaign is inaccurate; the World View balloon that was launched this morning is taking the sandwich into the stratosphere for four days. It’s not going anywhere near space. In any event, the promotion is paying for World View’s flight test […]

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  • June 29, 2017
Chicken Sandwich Flight Rescheduled for Thursday After Fowl Weather

For anyone who’s been wondering about Operation StratoChicken, it’s been rescheduled for Thursday morning. Here’s the latest update from World View CEO Jane Poynter on the KSC Zinger chicken sandwich promotion. Hi everyone, Another quick update for those interested in watching the live broadcast of our upcoming Stratollite launch. Weather conditions have created a nice launch window opening tomorrow and spanning the next few days, so we are officially a GO for a launch […]

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  • June 28, 2017
Bad News Everyone! Chicken Sandwich Launch Scrubbed Due to Weather

Got thw following note from Jane Poynter in my email box this afternoon about the World View Kentucky Fried Chicken…umm…thing they’re doing. (I have a feeling I’m going to miss the launch of this thing on Thursday due to extreme drowsiness.) Hi everyone, Just a quick update for those interested in tuning in to the live broadcast of our upcoming Stratollite launch. Weather conditions are now looking good for launch […]

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  • June 20, 2017
World View to Send KFC Chicken Sandwich to Stratosphere

KFC Zinger Stratollite (Credit: KFC)

TUCSON, Ariz. (World View PR) – World View, the stratospheric exploration company, today announced it will launch the first extended duration development flight of its high-altitude Stratollite™ vehicle later this month, carrying a commercial payload from flight partner KFC. With the launch window opening on June 21, this will be World View’s first ever live broadcast launch, and its most important to date for the Stratollite vehicle. This pivotal milestone signals the market readiness of the first-ever, long-duration, navigable stratospheric payload vehicle, opening an entirely new economy and application markets in the stratosphere.


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  • June 13, 2017