Balloon “Russia”: the largest balloon is ready for a record flight into the stratosphere
Information portal “RIA Novosti “with reference to the Foundation of St. Luke reports that in the UK have been tested the world’s largest thermal balloon”Russia”. In this balloon Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov is preparing to make a record flight into the stratosphere.
This balloon, which was created by specialists of the British company Cameron Balloons commissioned by the Russian Foundation, was tested today, December 18, in the morning in Bristol. Representatives of the company, filling the ball, made sure that” Russia ” is ready to launch into the stratosphere. The next stage will be the testing of the cabin, which is expected to be completed within two weeks.
Fully finished balloon then sent to Australia, where, in fact, will be the start of the flight to the stratosphere to a height of 25 kilometers, which is planned in late March – early April. After that, the balloon will be transported to Russia for record flights on the territory of the Russian Federation.