Zephalto's Celeste: Savoring Michelin-Starred Cuisine at the Edge of Space
The French company Zephalto plans the ultimate dining experience, taking foodies to the edge of space with its pressurized capsule, "Celeste".
A giant helium balloon will carry the capsule, known as "Celeste", taking diners some 24 km high in space.
The diners can marvel at the curvature of the Earth while enjoying Michelin-starred cuisine.
The first flights for late 2024 to mid-2025 are already fully booked, and pre-reservation slots for mid-2025 onwards are now available.
The central focus of the offering will be the experience of taking in the view and the overall journey rather than just food and wine, as per the founder of Zephalto.
Guests can appreciate the beauty of their surroundings as the view and overall journey remain the central focus of the offering.
The capsule will float in space for 3 hours while passengers enjoy their luxury meal & finest wines accompanied by the celestial views.
The journey to maximum altitude is expected to take around 90 minutes with a leisurely speed of approximately 14 km per hour.
Zephalto is offering trips to the "edge of space" and has been selling "pre-reservation tickets" for trips into space at a price of €10,000 EUR (approximately $10,900 USD).
The pressurized capsule, named "Celeste", costs €120,000 EUR (approximately $131,100 USD) and can carry six passengers and two pilots up into the stratosphere at 4 meters per second.