Launch of the first manned stratostat, which will bring a specialist to the stratosphere, is planned for late spring of 2018 in Singapore. The organizer of the launch is In.Genius.
As the head of the company Lim Seng said, the person going on a flight has already been chosen. 26 candidates took part in the competition for the position of the main pilot.
Starting location of the launch is Alice Springs in Australia. Lim noted that a person will not just fly in a balloon, but in a capsule attached to the stratostat body.
The company plans to pass the height of 19,200 m. The danger of reaching such a height is that people without professional devices get steam-gas emphysema in such conditions.
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