Wired tells the story of Rich DeVaul, Project Loon’s first leader, as he and Google engineers try to tackle the problem of building a network that traverses the stratospheric winds. Loon sounds crazy and the project is rife with potential pitfalls, but as Wired shows, the tasks of creating a floating, impermanent network and crunching the meteorological data necessary to steer it don’t daunt DeVaul one bit.

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