Category Archives: Balloon Launching

Today, balloon launches became a crime in South Korea. What now?

Authorities in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea (the area where most balloon launches happen) announced new restrictions on balloon launching today, effectively criminalizing and heavily fining not only launching but even the transport of materials for launch. Here are a few … Continue reading

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“Can’t you just wait?” Why the Peace of Korea can—and must—be entrusted to balloon launchers, among others

Launching balloons into North Korea is never boring work, but these are especially interesting times to be a launcher. “Why can’t you just wait to launch?” is the question one hears repeatedly, often urgently and in frustration, asked by government … Continue reading

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Do North Koreans Really Need the Bible More Than Food or Clothing?

During the summer, our balloon rooms are always a bustling place. People from around the world work elbow to elbow. Small, blue bibles are stacked on each table. Some people sing hymns. Others share scriptures. Some muse to one another … Continue reading

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