Nov 22nd 2005, 08:00

Aerostar Balloon Sets new NASA Endurance Record

A giant stratospheric balloon manufactured in Texas has helped NASA’s Balloon Program set another endurance record for large scientific payloads. The forty million cubic foot balloon carried the 6,000-pound CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass) experiment to an altitude of 130,000 feet for almost forty-two days. Launched from the McMurdo Station, Antarctica on December 16, 2004, the balloon...

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Nov 18th 2005, 08:00

RAVEN INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES HISTORIC FIVE-HOUR FLIGHT OF "HiSentinel" POWERED STRATOSPHERIC AIRSHIP

SIOUX FALLS, SD—November 18, 2005—Raven Industries, Inc. (RAVN: NasdaqNM) today announced that its subsidiary, Aerostar International, Inc., along with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) successfully launched and flew a powered stratospheric airship.

The flight took place from Roswell, NM on Tuesday, November 8. Aerostar provided detail design a...

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