Zephalto’s Space Tour: The Ultimate Journey to the Edge of Space
French company Zephalto, founded in 2016, is now set to launch its space tourism service, offering trips to the “edge of space.” With an official launch expected next year, Zephalto has begun selling “pre-reservation tickets” for these celestial excursions.
Pre-Reservation Tickets: Securing Your Spot in Space
Priced at €10,000 EUR (approximately $10,900 USD), these pre-reservation tickets offer potential space tourists the chance to reserve a seat for low-carbon trips in a pressurized capsule, dubbed “Celeste,” attached to a stratospheric balloon. The full cost of the trip is €120,000 EUR (approximately $131,100 USD), and it will take passengers up to an altitude of 15.5 miles above the Earth’s surface. The first flights, scheduled for late 2024 to mid-2025, are already fully booked. However, pre-reservation slots for mid-2025 and onwards are currently available.
Experience Celestial Luxury with Zephalto’s Space Tour
Celeste carries six passengers and two pilots into the stratosphere, ascending at a rate of four meters per second and reaching the maximum altitude in just 90 minutes. Once settled, passengers can expect a three-hour journey designed by French designer Joseph Dirand, complete with breathtaking views of space and Earth. And to enhance the experience, passengers will be treated to Michelin-star meals prepared by renowned French chefs, accompanied by exquisite wines selected by a highly regarded sommelier.
Zephalto: Working Towards Safe Space Tourism
Zephalto is collaborating closely with France’s space agency, CNES, to ensure its helium-powered balloon meets the same European Aviation Safety Agency certifications as a commercial aircraft. The company has already completed three piloted partial test flights in preparation for the launches set to take off from France. Furthermore, Zephalto plans to bring its space tourism experience to the rest of the world, opening up the wonders of space travel to a broader audience.