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Feb 25, 2016 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
In a new PBS documentary, the pioneers of high-altitude exploration are celebrated as the trailblazers before human spaceflight was possible.
Feb 25, 2016 01:33 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
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.
Feb 23, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
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.
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?
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