The gossamer White Star balloons are getting ready to sail the mighty polar wind-river in the sky. Join the White Star Balloon builders for a season kickoff party to celebrate the beginning of the race to cross the Atlantic Ocean and raise money to pay for this all-volunteer science adventure. A real full size trans-atlantic balloon will be erected at the party, standing nearly 3 stories tall into the skylights!
What the heck is this balloon thing: We’re a group of creators/makers/hackers, trying to be the first to send a robot balloon from the US to Europe! We’ve got a darn good chance of making it, celebrate the start of the winds that will take us there. The Jet Stream, a giant super-speed river of wind is what we ride all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. It only comes through Louisville a few times a year in the winter. We’ll be ready, but we need your help – we’re just regular people with a sciency fun side, and it’s costing a lot of money to do this enormous effort. Be a part of history fellow Louisvillians, donate to the White Star Balloon project on the right. ->
Follow our twitter @WhiteStarBalloon for general info, and follow @LVL1WhiteStar for day-to-day build progress updates.