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NASA - NASA is calling on middle and high school students across the country to submit experiment ideas for a high-altitude balloon or rocket-powered lander test flight in the third TechRise Student Challenge.
NASA - On July 24, students from 30 middle and high schools selected for NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge watched their experiments launch aboard a high-altitude balloon, marking the culmination of months of hard work.
PRESS RELEASE - World View, a global leader in stratospheric exploration and flight, today announced Stephen Wideman as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and former World View Exploration and Tourism Advisory Board (ExTAB) member Lori Garver to its Board of Directors.
PRESS RELEASE - World View will participate in a panel discussion at SXSW 2023 in collaboration with several authorities in exploration and space travel that explores space tourism as a medium for purposeful travel to experience our planet more fully. The session, Exploring–and Experiencing–Earth via Space Tourism, will take place on Wednesday, March 15, at 4:00 p.m. CDT as part of the conference’s Travel & Leisure track.
PRESS RELEASE - World View today announced the appointment of Ian Thomas as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Thomas brings more than 30 years of experience scaling global businesses, including 15 years with The Boeing Company, where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in the United States (U.S.) and Europe, and then led the company’s operations, successively, in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, and China.
CNBC - As unidentified objects flying over the United States continue to capture the nation’s attention, Morgan dives into the technology behind the stratospheric data-gathering devices with World View CEO Ryan Hartman. Known for their high-altitude balloons, Hartman and Morgan discuss the company’s capabilities, their potential use in the defense sector and the company’s plans to go public later this year.
WALL STREET JOURNAL - American military and civilian agencies have flown balloons over the U.S. for a growing range of national-security applications, scientific research, intelligence collection and commercial uses, according to industry experts, former officials and government documents. Less known is the extent to which the U.S. has floated balloons over foreign countries, though there are examples in history. In the 1950s during the Cold War, the U.S. flew balloons outfitted with cameras over Soviet airspace, an operation sometimes referred to as Project Moby Dick, before later switching to U-2 spy planes.
THE WASHINGTON POST - It’s a risky time to be a balloon. On Feb. 4, the U.S. military shot down a Chinese spy balloon after it veered into American airspace, triggering a diplomatic crisis. In the days since, U.S. officials have shot down a fleet of unidentified objects soaring overhead. At any given moment, thousands of balloons are likely peppering the sky, doing everything from mundane weather monitoring to covert intelligence gathering. Though the technology is centuries old, industrial balloons remain a reliable method for launching items high into the sky quickly at a low cost.
PRESS RELEASE - Infleqtion, the global quantum ecosystem leader, and World View, a leader in stratospheric exploration and flight, today announced a partnership that provides faster, more cost-effective quantum application testing utilizing Infleqtion's compact quantum technology and World View's patented stratospheric balloon systems.
PRESS RELEASE - World View, a global leader in stratospheric exploration and flight, and Leo Holdings Corp. II (“Leo”) (NYSE: LHC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in World View becoming a publicly listed company. The transaction values the combined company at an estimated enterprise value of $350 million. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will continue operating as World View.
BLOOMBERG - World View, which focuses on remote sensing and stratospheric surveillance, has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm. The deal with Leo Holdings Corp. II will see World View’s owners receive a total consideration of about $350 million, subject to adjustments, according to a regulatory filing Friday that confirmed an earlier Bloomberg News report.
C4ISRNET - World View, a supplier of balloons that operate at near-space altitudes, and U.S. defense contractor Sierra Nevada Corp. agreed to jointly field uncrewed platforms for stratospheric communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The partnership will allow the companies to pursue new missions by combining SNC’s defense and aerospace integration, payload and mission systems expertise with World View’s high-altitude Earth observation capability.
SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION - World View and Sierra Nevada Corporation announce a Strategic Agreement to field and operate uncrewed platforms for stratospheric communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The partnership allows both companies to pursue new missions by combining SNC’s defense and aerospace integration, payload and mission systems expertise with World View’s high-altitude Earth observation capability.
PRESS RELEASE - On the heels of the COP27 climate summit, Scepter, Inc., an emerging company that uses global Earth- and air-based data to measure climate gases and air pollution in real time, has today announced it is set to launch in January a stratospheric balloon enabled with methane-detection sensors in Texas’ Permian Basin, which will gather first-of-its-kind data on methane emissions. Tucson-based stratospheric balloon company World View is working closely with Scepter to bring the balloon capabilities to the mission.
SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION - In partnership with World View, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully demonstrated performance of its rapidly deployable High-Altitude Balloon (HAB), completing launch, mission performance and recovery of the uncrewed platform for stratospheric communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The flight was a critical part of the company’s U.K. Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Project Aether Flight 1 Assessment Phase contract.
NBC LX NEWS - If you have dreams of a trip to space, but don't have close to $1 million to make this a reality, there is a new startup that might be perfect for you. Tickets will cost $50,000, which will get you a much more enjoyable and long-lasting experience than just an up-and-down trip on a rocket.
CBS INNOVATION NATION - The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca is a weekly celebration of the inventor’s spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Watch every weekend on your local CBS station. This week, we spotlight World View, which is redefining what it means to be a space tourist by exploring our planet from the stratosphere.
AXIOS - Starting in 2024, a Tucson company plans to send people to the edge of space to see some of the world's wonders from a new vantage point. World View is designing a space capsule that will allow up to eight passengers to take a six- to eight-hour trip to Earth's stratosphere.