We are driven by more than a flight manifest. We are guided by a manifesto that mandates how we treat ourselves, our teammates, our communities and our planet.
Our exploration of the stratosphere is guided by more than patented flight technologies. Charted by more than the innovations that have earned us the trust of NASA, global enterprises, departments of defense and the broader scientific community. World View is guided by a mission to elevate humankind’s visions for the future. To inspire more than awe through an understanding and appreciation for the planet we all must share. And if we do it right, this mission will accomplish the ultimate objective: honor this place so that future generations will feel blessed to call it home.
a history of making history
World View Enterprises, Inc. is incorporated
Engineered Alan Eustace's record-setting StratEx flight for highest skydive and longest freefall (135,897 ft)
Highest parafoil flight (105,603 ft), first precision-landing parachute system flown in the stratosphere, and fastest parafoil flight (290 mph)
Largest controlled altitude change of lighter-than-air (LTA) vehicle (25,674 ft of change)
First off-the-shelf high-resolution imaging from the stratosphere
World View completes its first five-day stratospheric mission and completes the highest trajectory-controlled stratospheric flight (94,029 ft)
Set 32-day flight record for high-altitude ballooning
First 45-day continuous stratospheric flight
Highest altitude opening of a T10 parachute (106,000 ft)
Achieved 4 days of continuous station-keeping within 40 km radius and 10 days of continuous station-keeping within 80 km radius
Demonstrated stratospheric expertise
115+ STRATOSPHERIC Flight OPERATIONS
More than 115 completed stratospheric flight operations, including flights with 4,700 kg and 10,000 kg payloads.
Vetted and Trusted Operator
Select current and past customers include NASA, NOAA, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, Sierra Nevada Corp. and many others.
Protected and Proven IP
Patent-protected technologies and processes capable of delivering value to large and growing addressable markets.
MEET THE WORLD VIEW TEAM
A world-class team of visionaries with deep experience and expertise pioneering stratospheric exploration and flight.
Board of Directors
General Partner, Accel
Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, cloud/SaaS and media companies. Gandhi is the former President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and has been named to the Forbes Midas List for Top Tech Investors.
Managing Partner, Canaan Partners
Deepak Kamra invests in a spectrum of technology companies, with particular expertise and focus on marketplaces, aerospace and enterprise software. He started his career in the telecom software industry, which led to a startup and a successful IPO. He has been ranked on the Forbes Midas List twice.
Independent Board Member
Garver is a former Deputy Administrator of NASA and a renowned aerospace policy analyst, business executive and philanthropic founder, with experience leading innovative teams in government, non-profit and private sector organizations. She is the founder of Earthrise Alliance, an initiative to improve policy and technical solutions that utilize space data to address the climate crises. She was also the lead civil space policy advisor for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and led the agency review team for NASA during the post-election transition.
Former NASA Astronaut
Precourt is a retired NASA astronaut. He served in the U.S. Air Force, piloted numerous jet aircraft and piloted and commanded the Space Shuttle. He also served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1998 to 2002. He has remained active in the aerospace sector, leading propulsion and space system development the world’s leading aerospace companies.
Ryan M. Hartman
President and CEO
Hartman is the president and chief executive officer of World View. Hartman joined World View as CEO in early 2019 and has since led World View to become a purpose-driven, global brand that continues to pioneer humanity’s exploration and understanding of the Earth from the stratosphere. Prior to World View, Hartman served as president and chief executive officer of Insitu (acquired by Boeing), a pioneer in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned aircraft.
Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, PhD
Asst Professor, ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Dr. Aganaba-Jeanty is an assistant professor of Space and Society, in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, an affiliate faculty with the Interplanetary Initiative and a senior global futures scientist with the Global Futures Lab. She was a post-doctoral fellow and is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she focused on environmental and space governance.
Waleed Abdalati, PhD
CIRES Director at University of Colorado Boulder
Waleed Abdalati is Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a joint institute of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU-Boulder). Dr. Abdalati's research focuses on the use of satellites and aircraft to understand how Earth's glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice are changing and the implications of those changes for the Earth system. Dr. Abdalati spent 14 years working for NASA in various capacities, most recently as NASA Chief Scientist.
Sr Fellow and Distinguished Chair, Air and Space Policy, Rand Corporation
Natalie Crawford is a senior fellow and distinguished chair in Air and Space Policy at the RAND Corporation. She is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has held a number of leadership positions within RAND Project Air Force, and was vice president and director from 1997 to 2006.
President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Tony Busalacchi became president of UCAR at National Center for Atmospheric Research in August 2016. An expert in Earth’s climate system and ocean-atmosphere interactions, he helps guide NCAR’s world-leading research into the Earth system sciences and its support of the research community through supercomputing, observing instruments and community models.
EXPLORATION AND TOURISM ADVISORS
Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
Dr. Collicott has substantial experiences with microgravity physics experimentation including a variety of interactions with players in the commercial flight services field.
President, The Explorers Club
Richard Garriott is a founding father of the video game industry and the commercial spaceflight industry, a flown astronaut and the first explorer to have explored pole-to-pole, orbited the Earth and reached the deepest point in the Ocean.
Former President, XCOR Aerospace
Andrew Nelson is the former President of XCOR Aerospace. He is currently Vice Chairman of the overall ASTM F47 Committee on Commercial Space Standardization and Chairman of the Spaceports Sub-Committe, which seeks to develop industry-wide consensus standards for the emerging commercial space sector.
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