In April, a company unveiled its plans to bring people as close to outer space as possible. The World View Explorer is a cutting-edge platform to make that happen. With its maiden voyage pegged for 2024, The Chainsmokers will headline the event with a special concert held miles above the Earth’s atmosphere.

With the likes of SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin, squarely aiming for commercial space travel, World View Enterprise is offering another type of tourism. It’s a perfect alternative when you’re not yet ready to leave our planet’s gravitational pull but want to get as close to it as possible.

If your idea of a good time involves a claustrophobic ride to the upper stratosphere, this is it! They’re strapping this craft to a massive balloon. The ascent may be gradual, but the journey will be breathtaking. The Chainsmokers are in for a treat and so are we.

Both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers are reportedly on board with the project. “We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience,” notes the duo.

Since the World View Explorer can seat up to eight, a camera crew will likely head up with them as well. “We know the views of both Earth and space are going to be incredible and inspiring and we hope to leverage this flight for creativity on future projects,” adds The Chainsmokers.

The World View Explorer can reach a maximum altitude of around 18.64 miles. Guests are also free to move around in the cabin if the captain gives the go-ahead. 

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