New capsule design revealed for space balloon launching from Kennedy Space Center
Space Perspective founder, CTO and Co-CEO Taber MacCallum with Neptune spacecraft manufacturing specialist Peter Tinkham seen with the capsule skin planned for the Spaceship Neptune. - Space Perspective/TNS/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — When passengers lift off on a massive space balloon from Kennedy Space Center in a couple of years, they’ll be flying in a sleek, cone-shaped capsule with reflective windows offering 360-degree views 20 miles above the Earth’s surface. Space Perspective revealed new designs for the exterior of what resembles a high-tech golf ball on a tee for the capsule of its Spaceship Neptune space balloon that is being manufactured at facilities on the Space Coast. Key to the design is both exterior and interior features designed to keep passengers comfortable and safe during six-hour fligh...