Inspirational developments in space tourism revealed in this exciting video plus more tent excitement!
Posted: 1 June 2012
The guys at Vango have taken space exploration to another level, on 11 May 2012, they launched one of their new inflatable AirBeam tents into space, with the aim, they say, of 'democratising space tourism'.
The tent, complete with four-person team from VASA, the Vango Association of Space Accommodation reached an estimated height of 104,000 feet. It's truly impressive, pioneering stuff from the Scottish tent and equipment specialist and, they say the AirBeam tent was able to maintain its rigidity throughout a turbulent ascent and re-entry... Always something we look for in a tent.
More info at www.spacecamping.org
And while we're talking tents, ever wondered what happens to a tent in really high winds? Here's the wind tunnel testing that Nordisk inflicts on their innocent tents...
But no way would a Decathlon Quechua Base tent survive that, right? Maybe tougher than you thought...
And meanwhile, here's what happens in the real world - Alastair Lee in Scotland with an old tent and winds gusting possibly as high as 100mph... eeeek!
Enjoy your camping weekend - in outer space or not...