World View Hydrogen Failure


L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

World View, an Arizona-based company that wants to send people into near space on their balloons experienced an accident recently. 

They are using hydrogen gas inside their balloons. During the process of removing the gas from a balloon, the balloon ruptured and the gas rapidly burned. The "explosion" was heard miles away and apparently caused mild damage. Here's a link to the story, arizonadailyindependent.com/2017/12/20/video-shows-world-view-explosion-sending-flames-into-the-sky/