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To the Arctic in a Balloon # Revisiting the history of the Aeroarctic Society and the Polar Commission of the USSR Academy of Sciences

... main task was transoceanic and, in some cases, cross-continental communications, would have no economic success. This speaker was captain Walter Bruns (1889–1955). I cannot help but indulge in giving some basic terms and definitions related to the aeronautics of that time: The aerostat (or balloon , which is a more simplistic and not entirely accurately term) is a flying vehicle that uses the buoyant force of the enclosed gas (or hot air) with a density less than that of the ambient air (Archimedes’ ...

Modified: 10.01.2017
Aeroarctic , transarctic expedition , aeronautics , aerostat , dirigible , Nansen
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