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View From the Stratosphere

The Space Capital Podcast

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August 8, 2018

Jane Poynter is nothing if not fascinating. A former Biospherian and co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corporation, she is currently the co-founder and CEO World View, which is pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space and leading the way in the emerging stratospheric economy.

Jane Poynter is nothing if not fascinating. A former Biospherian and co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corporation, she is currently the co-founder and CEO World View, which is pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space and leading the way in the emerging stratospheric economy. Stratollites are high-altitude balloons that serve a variety of mission functions and a broad range of critical commercial needs and applications. Poynter discusses the benefits of stratollites compared with traditional launch vehicles, how her team came together and where World View is headed next.

show notes

  • ‍This Company Wants to Send You to the Stratosphere in a Balloon (Bloomberg)
  • World View Raises $28.5M to Take People to the Edge of Space in High-Altitude Balloons (CNBC)
  • I Leapt From the Stratosphere. Here’s How I Did It. (TED)
  • StratEx Launch Video (YouTube)
  • Google’s High-Altitude Internet Balloons Could Soon Connect Rural Kenya (Quartz)