Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flight of fancy

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Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flight of fancy
Arizona-based company World View Enterprises says it has taken a major step towards launching commercial balloon flights to the edge of space, with a successful unmanned test flight that reached an altitude of about 23 miles.

The company hopes to begin taking tourists to near space in 2016 with advanced technology it says will open up a new view of the Earth. 

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