Florida startup Space Perspective begins production of its space balloon capsules. See inside.

Luxury balloon flights to the edge of space are closer to becoming a reality in Central Florida.

Space Perspective Inc. has begun manufacturing Spaceship Neptune, the space capsule and lounge that will take passengers 100,000 feet above Earth’s surface via a balloon.

It’s the latest step forward for the 3-year-old company headquartered at Kennedy Space Center that aims to begin commercial flights by the end of 2024 and create 200-plus jobs in Brevard County.

The company’s trips will take…