According to Aviation Week magazine, it was launched in October by a group of enthusiasts from Illinois. Then he was gone. The last position of the helium cylinder coincides with the point at which a Lockheed Martin F-22 shot down an unidentified object
A balloon thrown as a hobby costs in between 12 and 180 dollarsbut interpreted by authority American identified as a potential threat to the country and then shot down by a $400,000 rocket. According to the American specialist magazine Aviation Week, the object shot down in between February 10th and 12th was created by a group of enthusiastsIllinois. Then he was gone. The newest location of the silver plated item and launched by hobbyists last October Northern Illinois Bottle Cap Balloon Brigade was found on February 10 at 38,910 feet off the US West CoastAlaska. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that the cylindrically shaped helium balloon would hover over the central part of the territory YukonCanadian Territory, February 11 of the same day a Lockheed Martin F-22 shot down an unidentified object of similar description and altitude in the same area. The type of footballs thrown by the club can cost anywhere from $12 to $180. Ron MeadowsFounder of Scientific Balloon Solutions, a company of Silicon Valley who makes custom balloons for hobbyists and scientists, he said, “I’ve been trying to get in touch with our military and the USFBI to try to inform them of what many of these objects are likely to be. And that doesn’t look like much clever if they shoot them”.
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