Space has been an alluring mystery for hundreds of years. People love to speculate about what it’s like up there, whether there other life forms and question the authenticity of Armstrong’s moon landing. Imagine for a moment, seeing the world from space, not through footage or photographs, but first hand. Virgin Galactic has been working toward commercial flights for almost a decade. Although there have been several delays over the years, Virgin Galactic is hoping to launch later this year, 2018 . The question is: what are you supposed to do while you wait for your space flight to finally take off? The answer to that question really couldn’t be any better: a near-space balloon flight.