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A Voyeuristic Balloon

We’re being haunted by a balloon. It’s the helium variety–one we got my son to celebrate his birthday, except the creepy thing follows you! Scientifically, it probably has to do with air currents, and the fact that I have a few different windows cracked to air this place out… but there is nothing more alarming than feeling something touch your shoulder and turning around to a head-level balloon! 111 more words

Designing my high altitude balloon

Hi everybody! I’ve just begun working on a high altitude atmospheric photography balloon. The project ideas and design are my own. Being new to high altitude UAV design, I was looking at some content online and some advice from amateur balloonists, all while treating my ears to Charli XCX. 636 more words

Aviation

Sharks at the National Aquarium

Twenty-two years in DC, and I have never been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland – a hour or two drive.  Friends have looked surprised whenever I mentioned that, but I just never get up there.  700 more words

On One Year...!

A little over a year ago, I was walking along the beach with one of my cousins just having a chat, you know, as one does. 1,094 more words

Life

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth’s atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test on Saturday of technology that could be used to land on Mars. 578 more words

National

Into the blue

Never ever give a toddler a helium balloon,

No matter that it’s tied around his wrist. It won’t always be,

And in that moment when it sails up, a soul escaping, 96 more words