Posts Tagged ‘Richard Heene’

balloon boyOn Thursday, October 15, a 6-year-old boy named Falcon Heene caught the attention of the entire nation. The boy was missing and thought to be trapped inside a homemade weather balloon that broke free and took flight in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The balloon was a Mylar covered contraption that contained a small basket on the bottom. No tests had been done to determine exactly how much weight the basket can handle, but it was thought to be able to hold up to 100 pounds – more than enough to carry young Falcon Heene.