The Icarus Project

The Icarus Project

High Altitude Ballooning

World record altitude attempt

Launched Icarus II on its 5th mission to make an attempt for an altitude world record, sponsored by The Sun Newspaper as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations.  Unfortunately this attempt was unsuccessful due to extremely strong winds causing the balloon to burst early though some good pictures and video were recovered.

The landing was mildly interesting due to it being 15 meters up a tree.


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