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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Balloons to the stratosphere

published on 1.03.2016

Catalan industry is a world leader in the manufacture of balloons, used for sport and tourism. We will ascend to 6,000 meters with a balloon made in Igualada and see how the temperature and oxygen decrease rapidly with altitude. Faced with these difficulties, Would you dare to ascend balloon into the stratosphere, 36 kilometers altitude? This is no longer a utopia: a company based in Barcelona has begun testing to take tourists out there, to contemplate the vast curvature of the planet and the blackness of outer space. Speakers Àngel Aguirre and Miguel Mesegué of Kon-Tiki, Jose M. Lopez Urdiales of Zero2Infinity and Josep M. Lladó of Ultramagic.

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