Originally posted by weirdguy
So with all of the worlds space agencies relying on
rockets and serious tech etc., these guys are planning on
reaching low orbit by balloon.
And much cheaper too at only $30,000 so far lol.
I have heard about this concept before, what do you guys
and gals think? Will we be able to leave earths atmosphere
with this simple age old tech?
Sorry if this has already been posted, I just came across this
and thought it was interesting.
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I think, we will not be able to leave the atmosphere, because as pressure decreases, the balloon will expand till it pops.
Might have some commercial value as a cheaper means of giving people a near orbit view. I'm not going without an oxygen source and 2 parachutes.