In a new PBS documentary, the pioneers of high-altitude exploration are celebrated as the trailblazers before human spaceflight was possible.
In an exclusive interview with Joseph Kittinger, he says 'confidence in your team, confidence in your equipment and confidence in yourself' were the key elements to surviving his death-defying 1959 jump from the edge of space.
A private company that aims to send tourists to the edge of space broke a record by flying a parafoil higher than anyone has before.
Nine months after unveiling plans for high-altitude balloon rides -- high enough for passengers to see the curvature of Earth against the blackness of space -- World View has successfully tested a one-tenth size mockup. Continue reading →
After handlers lost control of a Google balloon launched two years ago, UFO sightings started pouring in.
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
If the thought of a rocket ride to space -- or the $250,000 price tag to get there -- leaves you feeling queasy, an Arizona firm thinks it has a gentler, less expensive alternative.
As the company World View announces its plans to balloon tourists into the stratosphere, what would such a trip look like?
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