announces partnership with Cool Effect to offset carbon emissions
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Space Perspective PR) – Space Perspective, the world’s leading luxury spaceflight experience company, today began accepting cryptocurrencies – including Bitcoin, Ethereum and more – as payment to book a flight on the spacecraft. space Neptune. During the booking process on www.spaceperspective.com/bookyourspaceflightcustomers can now select crypto as a payment option and will be directed to Coinbase.com to complete their transaction securely – a first in the commercial spaceflight industry.
“Space Perspective is revolutionizing space tourism, and that includes offering our customers the ability to book their unique trips to space via crypto,” said Taber MacCallum, Founder, Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Space. Perspective. “The flexibility to pay with crypto is another opportunity for us to differentiate the Space Perspective experience, and we are proud to lead the industry in accepting Coinbase,” he continued.
Space Perspective is also partnering with Cool Effect to offset the carbon footprint of its logistics operations, including flights of the Neptune spacecraft. The company will contract with a third party to calculate the compensation each year.
“Every aspect of a Space Perspective flight is radically soft, and that includes our impact on the environment. The Neptune spacecraft is the only carbon-neutral, zero-emission way to space, and our partnership with Cool Effect allows us to will offset operations from our carbon footprint each year while contributing to a cleaner planet tomorrow,” said Jane Poynter, Founder, Co-CEO and Chief Experience Officer of Space Perspective.
In Q4 2021, Space Perspective announced a historic $40 million Series A funding round, the largest for a human SpaceBalloonMT company to date, bringing the total amount raised to $48 million. Space Perspective also announced that Florida’s Space Coast Spaceport in Titusville would be the location of the company’s global campus and manufacturing complex, as well as plans to hire approximately 240 full-time permanent jobs from here. the end of 2026. The company has already increased its workforce by more than 50 people. percent over the past year and has held key leadership positions over the past few months.
Space Perspective, founded in 2019, was created to provide a transformative opportunity to view planet Earth from space. The company’s Neptune spacecraft will carry eight passengers and a pilot to the outer reaches of space and back in a temperature-controlled, pressurized capsule powered by a high-performance 300-foot-diameter SpaceBalloon. The six-hour flight offers views of the Earth’s curvature against the blackness of space at an altitude of over 100,000 feet (20 miles/30 kilometers).
The flight path of Space Perspective’s Neptune spacecraft includes a gradual and gentle two-hour ascent at 12 MPH, reaching 100,000 feet (a suborbital climb, exceeding 99% of Earth’s atmosphere). Gliding at the climax for up to two hours, the spacecraft then makes an equally gradual two-hour descent back to Earth before gently plunging into the ocean, where a ship picks up the passengers, capsule and SpaceBalloon.
Commercial flights are expected to begin in late 2024, with over 500 tickets sold so far. With the first year of seats fully booked, Space Perspective is currently taking reservations for 2025 and beyond. Tickets are priced at $125,000 per person, the highest price on the market, and reservations are made with a fully refundable deposit starting at $1,000. Entire capsules are also available for reservation (up to eight guests and one pilot). Manned spaceflight launches from Space Perspective are regulated by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Spaceflight.
About Spatial Perspective: Space Perspective is the world’s leading luxury spaceflight experience company. It invites more people than has historically been possible to experience an exciting new and visceral perspective that expands human consciousness – the incredibly exhilarating vistas and scale of Earth in space. The Observer cited Space Perspective as “the best suborbital space tourism offering in the world”.
Setting a new bar in out-of-this-world thrilling experiences, starting in late 2024, Space Perspective plans to take space explorers into space inside the SpaceBalloon-powered Neptune spacecraft’s pressurized capsule high performance without using rocket fuel or high G-forces. Space explorers view the world through its vast windows, 450 miles in all directions. The ultra-comfortable, accessible and smooth six-hour journey redefines space travel.
Space Perspective is led by industry luminaries Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum and their world-unique crew of experts who have been an integral part of every human SpaceBalloon flight for the past 50 years. Drawing on this experience, the crew of Space Perspective has innovated and patented the safest SpaceBalloon technology in the world. With the only technology allowing routine accessible flights to the far reaches of space, Poynter and MacCallum have been dubbed “Masters of the Stratosphere” by Bloomberg Businessweek. MacCallum also served as president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
A focus on taking charge of the world we live in is not new to Poynter: over the years she has led groundbreaking environmental projects for the United Nations and the International Space Station, including the development of the first carbon sequestration model of a mangrove forest that could be used to calculate carbon credits to provide additional income to the community. For more information, visit SpacePerspective.com. Follow Space Perspective for updates, TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.