Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS

World View


Emerging Stratospheric balloon testing company
Seeking to provide affordable near space experiences for private investors
Composed of experts in high altitude ballooning and a team of retired NASA Astronauts
Established in Tucson, AZ in October of 2013


“World View® is pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space and leading the way in the emerging stratospheric economy.”


As an active, full-service commercial launch provider, World View is opening up new possibilities for commercial customers around the world
Hold the current world record for highest human balloon flight


Before the first Rocket Launch by the US in 1961, scientists experimented with High Altitude Balloons to test the physiological aspects of the human body with regards to Space
In addition, high-altitude balloons have been used to study deep space astrophysics, and to make important Earth Observations
Because of this World View wants to offer commercial balloon flights to altitudes exceeding 100,000 feet for research and leisure uses
World View was founded and incorporated in 2012 by a team of aerospace and life support veterans, including Biosphere 2 crew-members Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, Dr. Alan Stern (the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto), and former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly
The company designs, manufactures and operates stratospheric flight technology for a variety of customers and applications 
The company operates via two primary business segments: Stratollites un-crewed flight systems and Voyager human spaceflight systems



The Stratollite
Remotely operated, unmanned flight, navigable vehicle that can remain aloft for days, weeks, or months at a time
Able to control altitude automatically
Can carry wide variety of payloads such as research sensors, communication arrays, telescopes, etc.
Geostatiant controllability over a certain point
KFC testing: KFC provided sponsorship for multi-day controllability testing
Different types of application including Government, Commercial, and Education
Voyager Balloon
Designed to be a comfortable, stylish spacecraft to allow investors to enjoy the edge of space with no training
Helium high-altitude balloon
Voyager Balloon
$75,000 ticket
Six passengers, 2 crew, 5 hour flight
100,000ft cruising altitude
Completed 27 hour flight
Increased testing
World View received $26.5 Million in funding in March of 2018 for “Series C” research
Has only increased its revenue since its creation
Commercial opportunity for passengers to be taken to the edge of space
Said to offer almost a ¼ the cost compared to Virgin

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