[Space] balloons!

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Thu Dec 24 08:08:04 UTC 2009

Turns out an 8' balloon is really quite large. Also Kelly attempted to
reserve one for dressmaking purposes, so if they go missing, you know
who to ask. The box is on my shelf. Also, I now have a shelf (marked
with yellow tape, top-most of the middle rack).


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> A damn heavy box has just arrived, containing what I presume to be the
> two 8' balloons I ordered. I'll bring them to Noisebridge this evening
> and secure some shelf space for us  - not that we can do anything
> useful with them just yet, but maybe it's time to look into acquiring
> a cylinder of helium.
> Also, for light reading (really!):
> http://www.eoss.org/pubs/far_annotated.htm is FAR 101 shorn of all
> non-balloon-related cruft, and footnoted by EOSS (Edge Of Space
> Sciences, who do lots of this) as to their understanding and
> experience with the FAA as to how it all works in practice.
> I propose we aim for first week of February for a launch. What say?
> m.

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