Category Archives: Balloons

Zero 2 Infinity Successfully Launches Its First Rocket from the Edge of Space

Source: Digital Journal – digitaljournal.com This milestone opens the door for safer and more efficient Space access for small satellites

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Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Source: Loudon Times-Mirror – loudountimes.com By Sophie Desmond A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride. That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first … Continue reading

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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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