Archive for July, 2011

Put away

Friday, July 29th, 2011

All the vehicles are now just sticks and boxes on the shelf. It’s both sad to see all seven of those magnificent vehicles gone and exhilarating knowing what they will emerge as next.

Great Coverage in Kakaku Magazine

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Here’s a fantastic writeup from a reporter with us in the desert. It’s very interesting to see it from the Japanese prospective.  They have lots of great pics too.

Space Balloon Project

Time to Start Building

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


Launch in 35-40mph Wind

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The wind meter was showing 35 mph with gusts to 40.  Most balloon operations get shut down when the wind hits 8 mph. This was a real chance to see what our launch team could do.  It was fast and wild but smooth and flawless. In addition to the 35-40 launch we had two 20′s and one 10 mph wind launches.

The World on Edge

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Everyone says the world is on edge. Well, here’s the view from Away 57 a moment after balloon burst.

Two More Great Dale JPA Stories

Friday, July 22nd, 2011



Moment of Truth

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The launch in 20 knot winds.