World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has been included in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as one of ten elite Fantasy Gifts. The annual Christmas Book includes an exclusive World View package available only to ten Neiman Marcus customers. This package features the rare opportunity to be a part of a World View test flight while enjoying luxurious accommodations at the Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
Each package also includes a private tour of Biosphere 2 with original crew member and World View CEO, Jane Poynter, along with a ticket to be one of the first to see Earth from the company’s luxury pressurized capsule. The price tag is $90,000.
This is a luxury experience from launch to landing, and the flight with World View is a compelling way to witness the curvature of Earth and see the sun rise against the vast darkness of space. Passengers will have one to two hours to enjoy a view only a select number of people have been able to see.
And yet, floating 100,000 feet above Earth, passengers will have access to wireless internet, an in-flight bar and a lavatory. Such modern accommodations are possible due to World View’s high-altitude balloon technology, which allows for a smooth and gentle journey without extreme g-forces from its rockets.
The annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book includes products for the ultimate wish list, from exquisite “His and Hers” gifts to highly anticipated luxury automobiles. The debut of the Christmas book marks the official start of the Christmas season each year.
World View is pioneering a new era of discovery at the edge of space via high-altitude balloon. World View offers a gentle, comfortable, and life-changing travel experience to the edge of space for private citizens; and affordable access to a range of near-space commercialization opportunities for researchers, private companies and government agencies. Available today for unmanned commercial opportunities with an altitude threshold of 130,000 feet, the company is currently taking reservations for manned flights and private tours.
For more information, visit http://www.worldviewexperience.com.
Susan Kime's career combines publishing, editorial, and PR/Media Relations. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, and ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. Susan lives in beautiful Logan, Utah with her husband and Beagle. Online at Google + and Twitter.