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Super Pressure Balloon a Highlight during New Zealand Airshow

Source: NASA – nasa.gov By Jeremy Eggers New and vintage planes zoomed over the skies in Wanaka, New Zealand, during the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow, a biennial homage to aviation history as well as an aerobatics spectacle. With history a … Continue reading

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Google’s Project Loon Ready for Real-World Testing Soon

Source: PC Mag – pcmag.com By Stephanie Mlot Project Loon is almost ready to team up with carriers to deliver Internet service to those who need it.  

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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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Alphabet’s Stratospheric Loon Balloons to Start Serving Internet to Indonesia

Source: MIT Technology Review – technologyreview.com By Tom Simonite The high-flying Internet balloons dreamed up by Google will get their biggest test yet in 2016. New ways to deliver Internet connectivity could help the billions of people who don’t have … Continue reading

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Fighting Zeppelins with Airplanes, 1915

Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com By Dan Schlenoff Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915 After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in … Continue reading

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