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NASA contractor Global Aerospace recently developed a hybrid satellite-balloon. The contraption, dubbed the StratoSail, was originally conceived as a way to control the paths of weather balloons floating at the edge of space. Yet this match made in the heavens might be headed for a very real hell: the nightmarish atmosphere of Venus. Global Aerospace’s Dr. Alexey Pankine has conceived a rough-and-ready variant he calls DARE: Directed Aerial Robot Explorer.
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