[Discuss] Near-space balloon: Foam ball located and purchased

Laura Harris EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Oct 31 12:51:41 PDT 2011


The ball comes split in half so it's just a matter of holding it together in flight. I've attached a pic of a sketch showing a preliminary idea for construction.



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Sweet!  Do you plan to mold something around the sphere?  I'm curious to see your final design and how we will be able to open it up and mount everything.


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

I found a 12" dia hollow polystyrene foam ball and purchased one. Should be here in a few days. This is it: http://www.plasteelcorp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?
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