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A balloon recreation shows off first attempt at an air force

The National Air and Space Museum recreated a key moment in the nation's first attempt to build an air force, by inflating a balloon on the National Mall.

Tags: National Air and Space Museum , the National Mall , Thaddeus Lowe , Civil War , Tom Crouch , Smithsonian

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 02:25pm EDT

Tethered balloons play vital military role

Ron Browning of Lockheed Martin talks with Federal News Radio about the role of tethered balloons in military warfare.

Tags: DoD Report , Ron Browning , tethered balloons , Lockheed Martin , heliostat , Federal Drive , technology

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 10:23am EST

Giant balloons could solve space junk problem

Balloons could be used to reign in dead satellites.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 01:38pm EDT