While Mercedes-Benz’s luxury sedans might not be venturing into space, the high-end Maybach brand is extending its opulence to the cosmos. In an innovative partnership with Space Perspective, Mercedes-Maybach is transcending the terrestrial realm to offer a new dimension of luxury in space travel.
Space Perspective’s Vision for Carbon-Neutral Spaceflight
Space Perspective is revolutionizing the space travel experience by adopting a carbon-neutral approach. The company aspires to ferry thousands of paying customers, known as Space Perspective Explorers, to an altitude of 100,000 feet inside Spaceship Neptune, a pressurized capsule tethered to a colossal balloon dubbed the SpaceBalloon.
The Maybach-Enhanced Space Journey
Within Spaceship Neptune, Maybach’s signature luxury experience will be brought to life. Travelers will savor an extravagant space flight complete with seats reminiscent of recliners, gourmet meal service, and even a “loo with a view.” Passengers can expect a gentle journey akin to a hot air balloon ride despite venturing higher into the Earth’s atmosphere, with each trip lasting around six hours and offering a panoramic 450-mile view in all directions through expansive windows.
An Eco-Friendly Vision of Space Tourism
Space Perspective offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional space travel, significantly reducing the carbon footprint associated with propelling spacecraft into the atmosphere. While more than 1,650 Space Perspective Explorers have already secured their tickets for a price of $125,000 per person, the company’s space tourism flights are scheduled to commence in late 2024. Travelers can anticipate a comprehensive experience, beginning with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at the Kennedy Space Center before embarking on their extraordinary journey, which includes a splashdown in the ocean after hours of breathtaking exploration.