Singapore will launch a man into the stratosphere in a balloon
Singapore scientists gather for the first time to launch the first manned balloon, which would leave the person in the stratosphere, - said the head of the company-developer In.Genius Lim Sen. In addition, he noted that the flight has already selected candidates - authors ideas to choose the best of the twenty-six pilots, who applied to participate in the experiment.
According to the idea, the pilot flies in stratospheric - special capsule, which bind to a giant balloon. The capsule will be maintained in a stable pressure and air temperature within 25-17 degrees Celsius. This will help the pilot to overcome a height of 19,200 meters above sea level - without special equipment at such a height, a person may begin to boil the blood. The project is intended to implement the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the state as early as 2015, but then something went wrong, the company did not manage to complete the development of stratospheric and get permission for flights to the Civil Aviation Authority. A year later, the developers have launched an unmanned test capsule with the help of the ball, and later sent into the stratosphere of mice that had been there almost half an hour. Now came the turn of the pilot. It is expected that the launch will take place near the Australian town of Alice Springs. Cost of the project experts have estimated at 7, $ 6 miillionov.