To celebrate the release of the new Polygon Sunfire laptop bags the gang at Altego, with the help from a few gracious aerospace engineering students at Texas A&M, launched them into near space.
Behind the Scenes
If you aren’t familiar with Felix Baumgartner and his jump from the edge of space, Red Bull sent a large balloon with a capsule attached which held Bumgartner into near space. He jumped from the capsule and became the first person to break the sound barrier without help from a vehicle. The video of the experience was incredible, so we thought…we should do this with our products!
After days of research, we found that this was a bigger deal than we thought and would need some help from professionals. Texas A&M Aerospace program has a club appropriately named the High Altitude Balloon Club so we reached out to them in hopes to gain their expertise on the subject matter. The discussion started in November 2012 and we were able to launch in May of 2013…no joke this takes a long time to prepare.
Our marketing team made the journey from Fort Worth, Texas to College Station, Texas where the backpack and messenger were launched. While our amazing graphic designer made an awesome video that captured the bags in all of their glory, here are a few behind the scenes photos from the balloon launch experience.