Jan 16th 2009, 08:00

Raven's Aerostar Subsidiary Announces Successful Flight of NASA Prototype Super-Pressure Balloon in Antarctica

SIOUX FALLS, SD—January 16, 2009—Aerostar International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq NGS: RAVN), announced today a seven million cubic foot prototype super-pressure balloon, built for NASA's Balloon Program, has surpassed two weeks of near constant altitude flight over the Antarctic continent. This flight marks the next milestone in NASA’s plans to devel...

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Jan 8th 2009, 08:00

New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica

New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica

WASHINGTON -- NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or m...

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