TITLE

Qinetiq balloon team is pressured into postponement

PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);9/27/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7612, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that changeable weather forced the Qinetiq 1 balloon team to postpone its world-record altitude attempt to 2003. Announcement by pilots Andy Elson and Colin Prescot; Their analysis of weather conditions.
ACCESSION #
11438407

 

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