THE TORABHAIG ATLANTIC EXPLORER


June 2024










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A journey of a lifetime.. 


The first hydrogen open basket gas balloon to cross the Atlantic, piloted by the oldest team to ever do so. 

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The Science..


During the crossing, the team will be collecting air samples as part of a scientific study supported by Basecamp Research to discover new microbes that could lead to the discovery of new natural proteins that could be used in the development of new medicines, biofuels, bioplastics or agritech.


Flying at an altitude of 6,000 to 8,000 feet, weather permitting, they will be able to collect samples from a mid-Atlantic location at an altitude that has never been sampled. The team is supported in this endeavour by The Explorers Club and are applying to carry the prestigious Explorers Club Flag – an honour given to expeditions that further the cause of exploration and field science.













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