Richard Branson’s balloon rival


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The competition heats up: They might fly as high, but the balloon company that is aiming to capture some of the space tourism market is a strong rival to Virgin Galactic and XCOR.

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  • Pzatchok

    Could Virgin’s rocket be lifted to 30Km by a balloon like this and then dropped before firing its own engines to reach even greater heights?

    It might take adding some more life support but I bet it could be done.

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