Balloon
A balloon is a flexible bag that can be inflated with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, or air. Modern day balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene...
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Grand Canyon from the Stratosphere! A Space Balloon Story
In June 2013, a group of friends launched a high-altitude near space balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. The amazing footage of the Grand Canyon area was LOST, then found two years later by a...
Bubloons made by mixing helium with foam...
Bubloons made by mixing helium with foam
Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people catches fire and crashes in the US state of Texas with all on board feared dead.
When Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons and two men died
In 1986, charity organization United Way of Cleveland organized a spectacular stunt for fundraising and publicity: an attempt to set a new world record for simultaneously released balloons. On Public ...
For $75,000 This Balloon Could Take You To ‘The Edge Of Space'
Watch out, Virgin Galactic. There's a new space tourism company in town. A company called World View is planning to float passengers up to "the edge of space" — about 20 miles into the sky — via ballo...
Google Project Loon To Provide Free Internet Across Sri Lanka
Google's ambitious Project Loon, which aims to provide free internet through a network of high-altitude balloons, is to be launched in Sri Lanka. A deal between Sri Lanka's government and Google, sign...
Variations In Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Shaped Earth’s Climate Through The Ages
Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overloo...
NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date
Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the balloon was at float over central Australia.
Balloon
Join us as we explore the history of hot-air balloons. The first human flight was a full 120 years before the Wright Brothers took to the skies. We look at t...
Hot air balloon - Video
Hot air balloons are about as simple as flying can get -- no engine, no moving parts really, and very little the pilot can do to control the vehicle. Find ou...
History of ballooning
The history of ballooning, both with hot air and gas, spans many centuries. It includes many firsts, including the first human flight, first flight across the English Channel, first flight in North Am...
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Balloon (aircraft)
In aeronautics, a balloon is an unpowered aerostat, which remains aloft or floats due to its buoyancy. A balloon may be free, moving with the wind, or tethered to a fixed point. It is distinct from an...
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Hot air balloon
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent...
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Gas balloon
A gas balloon is a balloon that stays in the air because it is filled with a gas less dense than air or lighter than air (such as helium or hydrogen). A gas balloon may also be called a Charlière for ...
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Cluster ballooning
Cluster ballooning is a form of ballooning where a harness attaches a balloonist to a cluster of helium-inflated rubber balloons. Unlike traditional hot-air balloons, where a single large balloon is e...
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High-altitude balloon
High-altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen, that are released into the stratosphere, generally attaining between 60,000 to 120,000 feet (11 to 23 mi; 18 ...
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Hopper balloon
A hopper balloon (simply hopper) is a small, one-person hot air balloon. Unlike a conventional hot air balloon where people ride inside a basket, there is no basket on a hopper balloon. Instead, the h...
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Rozière balloon
A Rozière balloon (or simply Rozière) is a type of hybrid balloon that has separate chambers for a non-heated lifting gas (such as hydrogen or helium) as well as a heated lifting gas (as used in a hot...
Sky anchor
A sky anchor is a system of two balloons in tandem, with a "zero-pressure" lifting gas balloon tethered to a superpressure balloon "anchor". The gas balloon is filled with a lifting gas and provides t...
Skyhook balloon
Skyhook balloons were high-altitude balloons developed by Otto C. Winzen (1917–79) and General Mills, Inc. They were used by the United States Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the late 1940s and...
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Superpressure balloon
A superpressure balloon is a style of aerostatic balloon where the volume of the balloon is kept relatively constant in the face of changes in the temperature of the contained lifting gas. This allows...
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Tethered helium balloon
A tethered balloon is a balloon that is restrained by a cable attached to the ground or a vehicle and so cannot float freely. The tether is attached to a winch which is used to raise and lower the bal...
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Weather balloon
A weather or sounding balloon is a balloon (specifically a type of high altitude balloon) which carries instruments aloft to send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and wi...
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S. A. Andrée's Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897
S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 was an effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition members perished. S. A. Andrée (1854–97), the first Swedish balloonist, p...
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Enterprise (balloon)
The Enterprise was a gas inflated aerostat built by Prof. Thaddeus S. C. Lowe along with his father Clovis Lowe in 1858. It was the second balloon built by Lowe at his Hoboken, N.J. facility and named...
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Gwiazda Polski
Gwiazda Polski (The Star of Poland) was a balloon, which, according to the Polish planners, was going to reach the stratosphere, thus beating the 1930s high-altitude world record, established on Novem...
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Breitling Orbiter
Breitling Orbiter was the name of three different Rozière balloons made by Cameron Balloons to circumnavigate the globe, named after the sponsor Breitling. The first two balloons never completed the c...
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Double Eagle II
Double Eagle II, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman, became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it landed 17 August 1978 in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours 6 minutes...
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