Google's 'Project Loon' to beam the Internet to everyone on earth looms nearer
Inflatable Internet balloons
Google's Project Loon is floating into the realms of reality as the ambitious project marks its progress with a fascinating video from the team, sharing their journey to date in the plight to bring Internet access to everyone in the world.
Project Loon aims to use a series of constantly airborne balloons to beam connectivity and Internet access to even the most remote places in the world. The video describes how the technical endeavour started slowly, with problems finding durable enough materials for the hard working balloons, as well as faster production and launching methods. Marvel at how the crack team of engeneers and problem solvers from the project have brought the launch to the brink of reality.
Take a look at the Project Loon story to date in more detail in the video below.