Posted by Scott
"From about 1956 until 1964, US aeronautics engineers and rocket scientists at the Langley Research Center developed a series of spherical satellite balloons called, awesomely enough, satelloons. Dubbed Project Echo, the 100-foot diameter aluminumized balloons were one of the inaugural projects for NASA, which was established in 1958."
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Eric says:December 13, 2007 at 7:14 am
WOW, this was a nice image, then I saw how little those people were! Epic.
Anthony Mark says:December 13, 2007 at 9:19 am
I’m sure a few UFO sightings were reported when that was launched.
greg says:December 13, 2007 at 9:38 am
I’m gonna put on my best pantaloons & go see the satelloons!
drew kora says:December 13, 2007 at 9:51 am
Ok, that has to be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Man, I’m thinking of all sorts fo great short story ideas that could be developed from the Satelloons…secret projects happening quietly in the background.
Great image. I bet it would be awesome to stand next to that.
Matthias says:December 13, 2007 at 11:06 am
“I’m gonna put on my best pantaloons & go see the satelloons!”
Quote of the century.
Huge Movie Pass says:December 14, 2007 at 6:28 am
13284 – good site. PeterPan
Andrea says:December 14, 2007 at 11:56 am
I’d have liked to take part in this project. It’s awesome!
But I wonder how they managed to take off the satelloons…
Jazz says:December 14, 2007 at 12:38 pm
Hot air .. I guess
Orgy Sex Parties says:December 15, 2007 at 4:13 am
24644 – good site. PeterPan
Chris Hahn says:December 15, 2007 at 10:15 pm
wow. if it didn’t have the lame N>A>S>A written on it, it would look like a Pink Floyd album cover.
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