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Jun 25, 2014 03:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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 →
May 29, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
After handlers lost control of a Google balloon launched two years ago, UFO sightings started pouring in.
Feb 18, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2013 12:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Oct 22, 2013 01:20 AM ET // Discovery News
As the company World View announces its plans to balloon tourists into the stratosphere, what would such a trip look like?
Sep 20, 2013 06:57 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The alien diatoms are back! This time they're infesting our stratosphere, messing with our high-altitude balloons... possibly. Continue reading →
Apr 29, 2010 12:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Nuclear Compton Telescope (NCT) was being prepared for launch in Australia, but the wind changed direction, dragging the NCT across the launch site, smashing into a parked SUV. No injuries are reported.