Category Archives: Balloons

Incredibly long balloon flight achieved by Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo

Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI – fai.org What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.

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World View to fly weather radar on stratospheric balloon

Source: Space News – spacenews.com By Jeff Foust World View Enterprises, the Arizona company developing high-altitude balloons for research and eventually tourism, plans to conduct a test flight of a weather radar on one of its balloons later this year.

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The Highest Jump

Source: Air & Space Magazine – airspacemag.com By Mark Betancourt The computer scientist who pulled off a world-record skydive is still wondering: Could it be done from orbit?

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Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic

Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading

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Prominent Russian Adventurer Seeks to Break Two Hot Air Balloon Flight Records in 2017

Source: TASS Russian News Agency – tass.com Russia’s world-renowned adventurer, Fyodor Konyukhov, plans to break two records in 2017: the hot air balloon flight duration record and the hot air balloon flight altitude record.

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