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April 15, 2024

Zephalto Space Balloon: A fine dine experience in space for $132k

Arushi Sakhuja  
The space world just got a new entrant! Move aside, mountain and beach view fancy dinners, because Zephalto (a space balloon startup) is introducing a new fine dining option in the stratosphere — and that now is truly otherworldly.  The company has partnered with the French space agency for once-in-a-lifetime trips to the stratosphere.
To be introduced by 2025, Zephalto aims to offer passengers the chance to travel to the stratosphere in a balloon. However, the experience won’t come cheap. The experience would replicate that of a Michelin-starred restaurant, starting at $132,000 (₹1 crore approximately) per person. The firm’s founder Vincent Farret d’Astiès shared in a statement that he is planning on 60 flights a year, with just six passengers on board each flight. The company aims to provide an experience that brings the best bits of French hospitality—fine food, wine and design—to the edges of space for those who can afford the six-figure ticket.
Zephalto
Photo Courtesy: Zephalto
The experience  
The life-changing experience in harmony with nature, will be the most ground-breaking adventure one can only imagine today. Departing from France, the balloons filled with helium or hydrogen will have two pilots on board and rise 25 kilometres into the stratosphere for 1 1/2 hours. Once at peak altitude, which is about three times higher than for a commercial airliner, the balloon will stay for three hours, giving guests a chance to take in views previously seen only by astronauts. The descent will take a further hour and a half. Being one of the most luxurious spaceships, be amazed by the planet’s beauty while enjoying eco-friendly travel to space.  
Zephalto will land on the ground not in the sea and takes pride in its luxury design. Compared to rockets, space balloon options are much more serene, and less risky, hence making them fit for all.  
Zephalto
Photo Courtesy: Zephalto
Zephalto space balloon
Photo Courtesy: Zephalto
Interiors and design  
Joseph Dirand, a French designer of Balmain and Givenchy stores in Paris and restaurants such as Loulou and Monsieur Bleu, has been tapped to create the interiors. Dirand is known for his minimalist design style, bringing the same aesthetic to the space balloon, passengers won’t get distracted from the pristine views of the earth. So, if you want to book your journey before the spots sell out, pre-book your spot here 
Joseph Dirand interiors
Photo Courtesy: Joseph Dirand
Joseph Dirand interiors
Photo Courtesy: Joseph Dirand
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Arushi Sakhuja

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