Space tourism company to build headquarters in North Brevard

Long associated with spaceflight and rocketry, Titusville is poised to become the production home and headquarters of a space balloon company. Space Perspective is a space tourism company that will transport passengers to the far reaches of the world. earth’s atmosphere in a balloon. For those living on the Space Coast, it will be different in many ways. in the air, so it’ll be higher than the VAB and the whole launch will be quiet,” Jayne Poynter told Space Perspective. It won’t have the G-force of the rockets we’re used to seeing at Kennedy Space Center. It will only travel at 20 km/h and take about two hours to climb 99% into the atmosphere.The massive balloon carrying a pressurized capsule will then float at the edge of the atmosphere for a few hours.Then it will splash towards the atmosphere. Atlantic or the Gulf depending on the time of year. The first test flight was in June. They plan to start selling seats by the end of 2024. Calling it their spaceport, their Titusville campus at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville will also house the production center.” We are in the process of setting up our balloon manufacturing right now, so we will be manufacturing our space balloons for our flights later in the year. . And we’re also building our spacecraft here too, the capsule. So the whole vehicle is going to be built here,” Poynter said. This is good news for Titusville as it brings more than 400 jobs.

Long tied to spaceflight and rockets, Titusville is poised to become the production house and headquarters of a space balloon company.

Space Perspective is a space tourism company that will transport passengers to the outer reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere in a balloon. For those on the Space Coast, it will be different in many ways.

“So one of the exciting things for us locals here in the Brevard community is that you’ll be able to come out and see our space balloon standing 700 feet up in the air, so it’s going to be bigger than the VAB and the together the launch is silent,” said Space Perspective’s Jayne Poynter.

It won’t have the G-force of the rockets we’re used to seeing at Kennedy Space Center. It will only travel at 20 km/h and will take about two hours to climb 99% through the atmosphere.

The massive balloon carrying a pressurized capsule will then hover at the edge of the atmosphere for a few hours. Then it will dive into the Atlantic or the Gulf depending on the time of year.

The first test flight took place in June. They plan to start selling seats by the end of 2024.

Calling it their Spaceport, their Titusville campus at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville will also house the production facility.

“We are setting up our balloon manufacturing right now, so we will be manufacturing our space balloons for our flights later in the year. And we’re also building our spacecraft here too, the capsule. So the whole vehicle is going to be built here,” Poynter said.

This is good news for Titusville as it brings more than 400 jobs.