Category Archives: Helium Balloons

Russian Adventurer Takes Off on Solo Round-the-World Hot-Air Balloon Quest

Source: The Guardian – theguardian.com Fedor Konyukhov, 65, launches from Australian outback with aim to set a new world record by circumnavigating the globe in under 13 days.

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Titanic NASA Balloon Reaches Milestone

Source: Science Magazine – sciencemag.org By Patrick Monahan The latest and largest pressurized balloon to be launched by NASA has set a record for endurance: the longest mid-latitude flight by a large scientific balloon.

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Ballooning Expectations: New Approach for Astronomy

Source: Space Daily – spacedaily.com Decades ago when he was in grade school, Christopher Walker stepped outside with his father to see the NASA all-aluminized Echo balloon cross the nighttime sky in Earth’s orbit. That early space spectacle stuck with … Continue reading

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Spaceport Tucson: World View’s New Home for Balloon Tourist Flights

Source: space.com By Mike Wall World View Enterprises, which aims to loft paying customers to the stratosphere beneath a giant balloon, will do so from the newly approved Spaceport Tucson in southeastern Arizona, company representatives announced Tuesday.

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The Physics of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Source: Wired – wired.com By Rhett Allain Have you ever seen a child with a balloon? It’s fun to watch. Kids pay attention to the world around them: They know that when you let go of something, it falls. Balloons … Continue reading

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