Balloons from the past: the Fugos

Officially; in the waning days of the Pacific War Japan tried a last ditch ploy to hit the United States with a terror weapon. That weapon was the Balloon Bomb. It was supposed to set fire to the West Coast and drop anti-personel bombs randomly on the U.S. Read more…

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Project ASTRA from Southampton University

Project ASTRA from Southampton University

Last month scientists from the University of Southampton launched a¬† Lumia 800 smart phone into the stratosphere as a tool to help create balloon flight trajectory prediction software that can then be used to guide other missions, like weather balloons. Read more …