YOUR VOYAGE WITH THE BLOON NEARBY SPACE - OVERVIEW EFFECT INCLUDED
You will fly in from your country of origin to an airport nearby the BLOON launch base in the south of Spain. You will be caught up by the BLOON team.
You will have a check-in in a high luxury hotel nearby the BLOON launch base. In the upcoming years, there are plans to have a first mobile dome (BLOON-DOME), what will use as a hotel and the base of the departure of the BLOON.
After your arrival, you will meet other people who are up to fly, and you will receive the first information about the BLOON system. You will receive easy training what will help you to get in touch with the systems. You will recognise fast, how safe this kind of transporting is.
In a unique environment, you will have an entire evening, and the BLOON-team will give information also about science experiments what will be done during your flight.
You will see the stars at night through telescopes, into the direction of your upcoming BLOON mission.
You can also relax, a special wellness program for your leisure is offered, also a special evening dinner what will get you in touch with the delicious Spanish food! The night you will stay in your very special room in your hotel.
You will go up early in your mission day; sunrise is far away. Since 3 hours the BLOON team is doing take-off preparations. The forces and the winds are early in the morning not so high, and you board the gondola of the BLOON. The lift-off will be shortly after sunrise.
The ascent phase is starting, and you will float slowly to above. During the ascent, you will recognise, that the sky above you will get darker and darker.
HUD's (Head-Up Displays) will show you individual, and interesting points on the windows of the gondola in what you are might be interested in. The ascent to the planned altitude of between 36 and 39 kilometres will take around one hour. A unique experience!
Then, your maximum altitude of the day is reached! This absolute height of the day depends in general on flight conditions of the day, as weather and special status. Now you have a lot of time. The BLOON is starting its two hours cruise phase, and you are floating in the stratosphere. Without any noise and smoothly. What you will see in this flight phase depends only on you. You can move around in the gondola observed by your very experienced balloon pilots. And you will have your own "Overview Effect"!
You will see Earth as you never seen before! In this high altitude, you have a view of 1,400 kilometres from your gondola up to the horizon. That is the same distance between Paris to Rome!
After 2 hours your pilots will start with descending of the BLOON. It will take around an hour before the gliding sail will be opened.
Then the gondola will be de-attached from the BLOON, and you will experience around 2 minutes of Moon and Mars gravitation (1/6 and 1/3G). After 10 minutes the main parachute will be opened, a very special big paragliding parachute and you will glide smoothly and slowly in the direction of your ground target. There will always be more as one landing targets because of the wind. They will choose upfront or changed during your lift-off.
It will take around 30 minutes again, and after ten more minutes; you will make your landing, safe and sound. Before touchdown, airbags will be released. A very particular and unique voyage will find its end!
The BLOON landing team still awaits you, and you will be carried back to your hotel.
After your BLOON adventure, there will be held a BLOON-AFTER-FLIGHT event, and you will see 3D and 3D movies and pictures on your flight of your lifetime, high to up there to the stratosphere. You will receive the flight DVD's with HD movies of your special BLOON adventures and a lot of still photos, too! A certificate of a high altitude balloonist will be present to you!
The night you will stay in your hotel, and it will hard to fall into sleep after this personal adventure. Others, who attend you on your voyage up to nearby space, will keep you alive with talks until deep in the night. You have to speak of a lot!