Seen any Red Balloons ?

This is not an alien invasion, but it could be……

darpa balloons

DARPA Network Challenge balloons are ready

In celebration of the Internet’s 40th anniversary, DARPA has initiated the DARPA NEtwork Challenge. All we gotta do is find these 10 red balloons – the catch is that they could be anywhere in the continental US. Our secret weapon is the internet and our ability to communicate and coordinate. One of our Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon (ARHAB) groups has registered a team, and is actively soliciting your reports. Find out more details about the Balloonatics via Bill Brown’s website http://www.wb8elk.com. You can submit a report to the Balloonatics group by sending your report to redballoonchallenge@gmail.com … (of course you need to include Longitude and Latitude, and a photo if possible).
More links :
http://twitter.com/DARPA_News
http://redballoon.wikispaces.com/Groups
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Balloonatics/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GPSL/
http://www.superlaunch.org/

Thanks /;^)

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One response to “Seen any Red Balloons ?

  1. And the winner is :
    The MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team
    See the balloon locations on the main site :

    https://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/default.aspx

    Read about the winner :

    https://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/darpanetworkchallengewinner2009.pdf

    Hopefully, there will be some details …
    Congratulations – It was surely not easy.
    /;^)

    Additional interesting perspective from Alan Boyle (MSNBC CosmicLog Blog):

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/12/01/2139419.aspx

    /;^)

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