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Tag: Balloon

NASA to Test Inflatable Space Housing at ISS

NASA to Test Inflatable Space Housing at ISS
The International Space Station was a massively expensive construction project. Part of that huge cost was the expense of getting the individual modules into space. Those things were massive and very heavy. In the future, astronauts in space might not need a hard construct to live in.

Morgan Freeman Sucks (Helium)

Morgan Freeman Sucks (Helium)
Morgan Freeman has been acting in films and voiceovers for decades now, and is well known for his booming and impressive voice. Science geeks probably know him for the series he narrates called Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel.
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Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)

Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)
We have seen plenty of stuff tied to a balloon over the years and set into the atmosphere and the edge of space. Ford has done this recently by attaching a model of the all-new 2015 Mustang to a balloon and setting it free to climb.

Poptimus Prime: Balloon Animals in Disguise

Poptimus Prime: Balloon Animals in Disguise
Balloon artist John Reid built this huge balloon sculpture for this year’s Salt Lake City Comic Con. He says that it’s the largest balloon sculpture ever built by a single person. It is certainly the most vulnerable Transformer ever.

Balloon Animal AT-ATs: Hoth Air

Balloon Animal AT-ATs: Hoth Air
Look out kid! You’re being attacked by a couple of Imperial Walkers! These impressive balloon animal AT-ATs were created by Balloon Guy Entertainment, who previously blew up a Balloon Bag End from The Hobbit. What’s that you say?

These Water Balloons are for Lighting, Not for Fighting

These Water Balloons are for Lighting, Not for Fighting
Water balloon fights are fun and they are a mandatory part of childhood. Adults love to get in on the action too whenever we get the chance. So if you are looking for some fun lighting that has a bit of nostalgia and a playful attitude, check out these water balloon pendant lights.

World View Space Capsule Will Take Six Friends 100,000 Feet into the Air

World View Space Capsule Will Take Six Friends 100,000 Feet into the Air
I’m not a huge fan of heights. It’s not necessarily that I’m afraid of being up high, I simply dislike the thought of an abrupt stop if I should fall from some undisclosed height. This is the reason I could never venture tens of thousands of feet into the air in a gigantic capsule suspended underneath a massive helium balloon.

Ark Nova: The Inflatable Building That Fits in Your Pocket (Not!)

Ark Nova: The Inflatable Building That Fits in Your Pocket (Not!)
Inflatable buildings are definitely an interesting way of creating temporary structures, like for concerts, weddings, etc. This particular blow-up building concept has been in the works for at least a year and it looks pretty impressive.

Life-sized Iron Man Armor Balloon Costume: Pop Go the Avengers

Life-sized Iron Man Armor Balloon Costume: Pop Go the Avengers
This Iron Man balloon armor is perfect. As long as you don’t run into any pin-wielding bad guys or bad guys with flamethrowers. Or if the air pressure around you doesn’t pop your suit. Okay, maybe it’s not that practical, but it is still awesome.

Google Project Loon Internet Balloons: SkyNet, Literally.

Google Project Loon Internet Balloons: SkyNet, Literally.
If Google Fiber is the company’s attempt at bringing superb Internet connections to developed areas, Project Loon is Google’s plan to connect areas that may otherwise have no access to the Internet at all. These can be rural areas, urban areas with coverage gaps, areas struck by disaster and areas where nerds are having birthday parties.

20-Foot Long Balloon Dinosaur: Pop Goes the World

20-Foot Long Balloon Dinosaur: Pop Goes the World
Do you have hundreds of balloons lying around and a lung capacity that needs to be put to the ultimate test? If so, you can do what Larry Moss’s Airigami team did and assemble a huge-ass balloon dinosaur.

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!
I guess that balloons and airships are in, because they are popping up everywhere. I remember one year, there was even a personal balloon with a rotor available for $10,000 in the American Express rewards catalog.

Cloud Machine: Make Your Own Weather

Cloud Machine: Make Your Own Weather
There’s something magical about being able to control the weather, especially if there’s a way to improve it. Personally, I’d like to have some sort of device in my backyard so I can make sure that it won’t rain when I barbecue in the summer.

Up Balloon Coffee Table Lifts Spirits Despite Its Inflated Price Tag

Up Balloon Coffee Table Lifts Spirits Despite Its Inflated Price Tag
Unless you’re this guy, you’ll never get your house soaring through the air no matter how many balloons you attach to it. So why don’t you be more realistic and instead show your love for Up by getting one of these themed coffee tables that were obviously inspired by the movie?

Red Bull Stratos Launch, Live!

Red Bull Stratos Launch, Live!
After numerous false starts due to weather and other technical challenges, daredevil Felix Baumgartner successfully launched on his expedition to 120,000 feet this morning. The capsule took off at approximately 9:30am Mountain Daylight Time, and is currently on its way up to its peak altitude of about 23 miles.

Giant Balloon to Be Used for Record-Setting Skydive is Thinner Than a Sandwich Bag

Giant Balloon to Be Used for Record-Setting Skydive is Thinner Than a Sandwich Bag
As we already know, daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans to hop in a pressurized capsule and using a gigantic helium balloon, ascend to 23 miles above the surface of the Earth. On October 8th, Baumgartner hopes to set a world record for the highest altitude skydive ever performed.
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