Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Submission + - Google's Rogue Internet Balloon Test Spurred UFO Reports Nationwide

Jason Koebler writes: The hardest thing about Google X's Project Loon hasn't been the engineering challenge of beaming high-speed internet down to the far-flung corners of the world: It's trying to control all those freaking balloons.
Project lead Rich DeVaul just revealed the "Falcon 11," a 120-foot long transparent mylar balloon made in-house at the secret Google X lab that spurred UFO reports nationwide after the company lost track of it: "We tracked the balloon by outsourcing to the internet UFO community, it drifted all the way across the country," he said.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google's Rogue Internet Balloon Test Spurred UFO Reports Nationwide

Comments Filter:

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.

Working...