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World View Collaborates with NASA for Annual TechRise Student Challenge

Space tourism and remote sensing company selected to provide high-altitude flights for student experiments in esteemed science competition

TUCSON, Ariz. (World View PR) — Stratospheric exploration company World View has been selected by NASA as one of two commercial space flight providers for winners of the agency’s TechRise Student Challenge.  This year’s competition invites student teams from grades six through 12 to design, build, and launch experiments using stratospheric balloons. Student teams submit science and technology experiment proposals for the chance to turn their ideas into reality and launch their technology to the edge of space using World View’s cutting-edge remote sensing technologies and high-altitude capabilities.

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  • August 25, 2022
Suborbital Testing Puts Moon-Bound Computing System Through its Paces
With a float duration of about four hours, a 2019 high-altitude balloon flight with World View Enterprises enabled the MSU team to evaluate RadPC’s tolerance to radiation over a longer period of time. (Credits: World View Enterprises)

By Nicole Quenelle
NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

EDWARDS, Calif. — As you read this article, you don’t need to worry that cosmic radiation might destroy the computer displaying it. That’s because the Earth’s atmosphere provides protection against such radiation. However, for astronauts relying on computing systems in space, cosmic radiation is a real concern. This is why NASA is supporting tests of radiation-tolerant computing systems on suborbital vehicles – and eventually on the Moon.

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  • November 2, 2021
World View Enters Space Tourism and Exploration Market to Take Passengers to the Edge of Space
High-altitude crew capsule. (Credit: World View Enterprises)

TUCSON, Ariz. (World View PR) — World View, the leading stratospheric ballooning company, today announced an expansion of services that includes the global launch of the first-of-its-kind, edge-of-space experience. The World View space tourism experience is the most affordable, longest duration and most accessible space experience on Earth. As a purpose-first company, World View is focused on inspiring, creating and exploring new perspectives, offering participants more accessibility to space tourism experiences than ever before. World View’s mission is to bring as many people as possible to the edge of space so that at 100,000 feet, they’ll see a world without borders or species and come back driven to make the world a better place. The company believes that by reaching a critical mass of people experiencing what has been labeled the Overview Effect that humanity will be able to markedly improve the future of our fragile Earth.

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  • October 16, 2021
NASA Selects 31 Promising Space Technologies for Commercial Flight Tests

by Nicole Quenelle
NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program

NASA has selected 31 promising space technologies for testing aboard parabolic aircraft, high-altitude balloons, and suborbital rocket-powered systems. By exposing the innovations to many of the rigors and characteristics of spaceflight – without the expense of an orbital flight – NASA can help ensure these technologies work correctly when they are deployed on future missions.

“By supporting suborbital flight testing, our Flight Opportunities  program aims to help ensure that these innovations are well-positioned to address challenges and enable NASA to achieve its lunar ambitions, while also contributing to a growing and vibrant commercial space industry,” said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). The Flight Opportunities program is part of STMD.

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  • October 14, 2020
How do we get There from Here? With Suborbital Flight Testing
Image shows Trona Pinnacles near California’s NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center during Jan. 31 Super Blue Blood Moon. Trona Pinnacles is an unusual geological feature of the state’s Desert National Conservation. (Credits: NASA / Lauren Hughes)

EDWARDS, Calif. (NASA PR) — Standing here on Earth, on a clear night we can look to the sky and see the destination for NASA’s Artemis program: the Moon. Seemingly close, but still quite far. Yet the space between us and that source of fascination is ripe with possibilities for helping mature the technologies we will need to get there, stay there, and venture beyond to Mars.

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  • August 22, 2020
Video: An Update on World View Enterprises

Video Caption: Jane Poynter is CEO of World View Enterprises, a flight technology company which transports things to the stratosphere and back using high altitude balloons. One day soon, she’d like to send us all up there too.

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  • December 11, 2018
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
Pima County Votes to Appeal World View Court Ruling

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to appeal a court ruling that its build/lease deal with high-altitude balloon company World View violated state law. County officials called the lawsuit “job killing” and noted that the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute “ignored” similar economic development deals in Maricopa County. A judge ruled last Thursday that Pima County violated state laws in not having its lease with the company appraised before signing […]

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  • February 8, 2017
Judge Voids World View Contract With Pima County

Some bad news for World View Enterprises: a judge has voided a contract between the high-altitude balloon company and Pima County in Arizona. Pima County Superior Court Judge Catherine Woods said Pima County was obligated to appraise the land and hold a public auction before agreeing to a $15 million incentives package for World View Enterprise last year. Woods wrote the Legislature “intended to protect public resources from being used […]

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  • February 3, 2017
World View Headquarters Completed in Tucson

An update on near-space balloon company World View Enterprises from the Arizona Daily Star: Pima County and World View Enterprises on Thursday marked the completion of Spaceport Tucson and the headquarters and manufacturing plant the company will lease from the county. The county entered into an economic development agreement with World View in January to keep the company in Tucson. World View plans to use its space to manufacture its […]

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  • January 2, 2017