So this happened: in 2015, a Chinese balloon company, Kuangchi Science, launched a near-space balloon from a dairy farm in New Zealand.
But we’ll get to all that. With plenty of links, because it’s a well-documented event.
First, we’ll take a detour on the path that led to this discovery. I don’t think you’ll regret the time.
BREAKING: This just in. [Note: It was “just in” on Friday, when this “breaking news” entry was added. – J.E.] On Friday morning (17 February), the Wall Street Journal reported that unnamed U.S. officials had specifically disclosed that defense intelligence was tracking Chinese balloons over American territory during Donald Trump’s term, but didn’t inform Trump at the time because they weren’t sure what the balloons were doing. They reportedly thought the balloons might be used Continue reading “Fascinating facts: Balloons, farmland, united fronts, shipping companies, military bases”