Big Balloon for Project Loon!

Google has launched an air-tastic new project - Project Loon - to provide internet access to rural and remote parts of our planet. And how does it work? By releasing balloons - and these are HUGE balloons, gang - high into the stratosphere!



The plastic balloons, measuring 15m wide and 12m tall, are filled with helium gas and float at an altitude of 20km - that's about twice the height of an aeroplane flight! Signals bounce back and forth between the huge balloons, providing internet access to people back on Earth below. Cool, huh?



So far, 30 balloons have been released to test if we can one day have a global network circling our planet. Let's see if the future of the internet is high in the sky!


Images: Getty Images UK


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Sumdog
So cool
Nessy
OMG LOL
preston02
what is that big balloon
mattat
Not as cool as I hoped.
Chrome
some comment
NGkids
#swag
JPB
Pretty awesome
Eefi
Really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TTeessss
Cool
meepmeep
EPIC
bloo123
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OliviaRyan7
wow,awesom so huge
Gazza
EPIC MAN so giant
AmythePineappIe
THAT IS FFFFFFFAAAAAAAABBBBBBBB
Shanzie
Wow
rener
wow thats so amazing wow its so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rener
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NAZ
Cool
michael
wow
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sick
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