Japanese Company Entering The Space Tourism Marketplace

24 February 2023 04:06

Japanese startup aims to launch a commercial space-viewing balloon flight that it hopes will bring an otherwise astronomically expensive experience down to earth.

A Japanese company Iwaya Inc is entering the space tourism marketplace and announced its plans on Tuesday in Tokyo this balloon could soon be carrying passengers to space.

Iwaya Giken is a company that aims to make travel to space by balloons. Companies based in Sapporo in northern Japan have bee working on the project since 2012.

The balloon only goes up to roughly the middle of the stratosphere they will be higher than a jet plane flies and have an unobstructed view of outer space.

Company officials say balloon flights will stay above the Japanese territory or airspace. And stay there for one hour before a one-hour descent.