You can now eat dinner in space — for just €120K
Are you ready to embark on a celestial journey unlike any other? Get ready to soar above the earth with Zephalto, a French space company that is set to launch luxury trips to space via a high-tech balloon.
According to Bloomberg, the trips will offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience to up to six guests, who will be treated to a six-hour long journey filled with culinary delights and breathtaking views of the earth from above.
However, before you pack your bags, you'll need to have at least €120,000 (approximately $132,000) to spare. The trips, which are planned to host 60 trips a year starting in 2025, will take off from France and will be operated by two onboard pilots.
As you ascend at the speed of 13 feet per second, you'll reach an altitude of 15.5 miles, three times higher than that of a commercial plane, where you'll sit in the stratosphere for three hours, surrounded by the darkness of space and the beauty of the earth's curvature. The low-carbon capsule, named Céleste, will then make its way back to earth.
"We chose [15.5 miles] high because it's the altitude where you are in the darkness of space, with 98% of the atmosphere below you, so you can enjoy the curvature of the Earth in the blue line," says Zephalto founder Vincent Farret d'Astiès. "You're in the darkness of space, but without the zero gravity experience."
Don't worry, you don't need any prior training, as the balloon provides a relaxed and easeful experience, unlike a rocket. The capsule's interiors, designed by French designer Joseph Dirand, exude French luxury and minimalism, and you'll even have the option to speak with a psychologist before your "flight" to prepare for the unique experience.
Book your spot today with a pre-booking payment of €10,000 (about $11,000), and get ready to embark on a journey that will take you to new heights.