Friday, October 16, 2009

Science- try to learn some

The kid was never on this balloon.

Having sent a few weather ballons up, it would take a lot more volume than that to lift a six-year old boy and the gondola. [Image here.]

It takes a ballon inflated with HYDROGEN to about 1.8 metres diameter to lift a sonde of less than a kilo to that sort of altitude.

Somehow I doubt they were using hydrogen in a back yard setting! (I would hope not any way!)

I bet he has slipped the mooring and is now in hiding, fearing the beating to come!


Yep- I was right!

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