The company World View Enterprises is developing a balloon-based system that aims to take people to the stratosphere.
As announced by the Arizona-based firm, the first commercial flights are scheduled for early 2024.
This trip would last between six and eight hours and will take passengers to an altitude of at least 30 thousand meters (100 thousand feet), from where they can observe the curvature of the Earth in contrast to the darkness of space.
The full experience will last five days and will pass through sites of natural beauty and places of cultural and historical significance, according to World View representatives.
Each of the Explorer capsule seats, pressurized and with capacity for eight passengers, will be sold at a price of 50 thousand dollars, which is much cheaper than what any other company dedicated to space tourism charges.
“By designing a more affordable and accessible space tourism experience for more people, we hope to give as many humans as possible the opportunity to see our planet from unprecedented new heights,” explained the company.