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  • Skyhook balloon — The skyhook balloon launched in 1957 to photograph the sun Skyhook balloons were balloons developed by Otto C. Winzen and General Mills, Inc., and used by the United States Navy Office of Naval Research in the late 1940s and in the 1950s for… …   Wikipedia

  • skyhook balloon — noun : a large semitransparent helium filled high altitude plastic balloon used to carry instruments aloft for the study of cosmic rays * * * skyhook balloon, a large, open necked plastic balloon used to carry scientific instruments for making… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skyhook — A Skyhook is a hook used to lift an object on a long cable hanging (metaphorically) from the sky, realistically from some other object supported by the sky . The term seems to have originated in its imaginary sense first as a hook simply hanging… …   Wikipedia

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  • balloon — balloonlike, adj. /beuh loohn /, n. 1. a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter than air gas and used as a children s plaything or as a decoration. 2. a bag made of a… …   Universalium

  • Hot air balloon — This article is about hot air balloons themselves. For the associated activity, see hot air ballooning. For the rock opera, see Hot Air Balloon (rock opera). For the song, see Hot Air Balloon (song). Hot air balloon in flight …   Wikipedia

  • Espionage balloon — An espionage balloon is a hot air balloon used for spying.Espionage balloons were a development of the observation balloons used before and during World War I behind the front line. Unlike observation balloons, espionage balloons were neither… …   Wikipedia

  • Mantell UFO incident — Location of Fort Knox, Kentucky The Mantell UFO inc …   Wikipedia

  • Malcolm Ross (balloonist) — For other people named Malcolm Ross, see Malcolm Ross (disambiguation). Malcolm David Ross Malcolm Ross, 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above the Mississippi River in 1958 Born October 15, 1919 …   Wikipedia

  • Mantell UFO Incident — The Mantell UFO Incident was among the most publicized early UFO reports. The incident resulted in the crash and death of 25 year old Kentucky Air National Guard pilot, Captain Thomas F. Mantell, on 7 January 1948, while in pursuit of a UFO.… …   Wikipedia

  • History of ballooning — The history of ballooning, both with hot air and gas, spans many centuries. It includes many firsts: first human flight, first flight across the English Channel, first flight in North America, and first aircraft related disaster.Premodern and… …   Wikipedia


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