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This group is preparing the first concert in space!

Even if it remains reserved for the moment for a wealthy elite, access to space is becoming more democratic. In the wake of space tourism, its beginnings are beginning to give ideas to artists, like the music group The Chainsmokers which, by 2024, plans to give a concert in space with the help of society WorldView.

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What a few years ago was science fiction is now coming true. Venturing into space is no longer reserved for professional astronauts, as the development of the space tourism. The phenomenon is such that some musicians are now planning to perform since the stratosphere.

the July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon for the first time in front of hundreds of millions of viewers. More than half a century later, The Chainsmokers intends to continue the legacy of the American astronaut by becoming the first music group to give a concert in the stratosphere.

The duo aims to perform in a pressurized capsule attached to a stratospheric balloon, 30 kilometers above sea level, according to many American media. This ambitious project should become reality in 2024 with the help of the space tourism company world view. ” We have always dreamed of going into space and we are delighted to collaborate with World View to live this adventure and this experience.said The Chainsmokers in a statement quoted by variety. We know that the views of both Earth and space are going to be amazing and inspiring; and we hope that this flight will inspire us for our future projects “.

And make the stars dance!

For World View, this concert in space is above all an opportunity to democratize space tourism. UBS estimates that this market, still in its infancy, could be worth $4 billion by 2030. For the moment, only a few billionaires and celebrities like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and William Shatner flew miles from Earth on private space travel.

But other space tourists already have their ticket in their pocket. Virgin Galactic announced in November that it had sold nearly 100 tickets at 450,000 dollars each (380,639 euros) since August. The company would have already sold some 600 tickets between 2005 and 2015. At the time, their price was between 200,000 and 250,000 dollars. Despite this prohibitive price, Virgin Galactic has good hopes of ensuring 400 commercial flights in space per year and per space base.

Soon musical scenes in space hotels?

Richard Branson’s company is not the only one betting on the development of space tourism. Orbital Assembly Corporation has announced its intention to begin building what it describes as ” the first space hotel in 2025. Its name: Voyager Station. It is supposed to be able to accommodate up to 440 people from 2027. The happy (and especially ultra-wealthy) passengers of Voyager Station will be able to enjoy all the modern comforts, including restaurants, a cinema, a spa and even a gymnasium . The latter will be transformed into a concert hall at nightfall to allow ” earth’s greatest stars [de faire] vibrate the station while circumnavigating the planet as one of the architects of the project, Tim Alatorre, to Dezeen.

Giving a concert in space, many musicians dream of it but none have done it yet. Lady Gaga toyed with the idea in 2015, when she announced she would sing the song aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s shuttles. This concert was to take place during the Zero G Colony festival in New Mexico, where Spaceport America is based, a space airport managed by the space tourism company. In the end, it never took place, which leaves the field open to The Chainsmokers to make history by becoming the first group to perform at altitudes of miles.

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