1982: Piccard Balloons, Box 1902, Newport Beach, California 92663, USA.
Soon to introduce its eighth model (in 1982), Piccard has a wide selection of balloons. Envelopes range in volume from 33,000 to 90,000 cubic feet, and baskets are interchangeable. Larger models have been custom-built. Basic prices of Piccard balloons range from $3,656 to $16,000 in 1982.