posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 01:28 PM
I read that the balloon was the size of the Empire State building, a 1,270 ft high helium balloon!
They also said that the conditions on their open platform will resemble those on the surface of Mars, with temperatures dropping as low as -70 degrees
Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit), then rising to around -25C (-13F) and with high levels of radiation.
The record they are trying to break has stood for 40 years and was set by 2 men from the US Navy, I hope these guys are successful and safe. Should be
quite a sight!