At least the Ascender is. Check out page 210 of the new illustrated edition of SuperFreakonomics. There is an illustration of two Ascenders carrying a hose up into the stratosphere. We consulted on that project and they went with Ascenders in their planning. However we were not credited in the SuperFreakonomics book. Oh well, you can’t win them all. There are so many folks involved it would take an entire book just to credit everybody.
The Ascenders do look cool though holding up the hose to the sky.