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?
The alien diatoms are back! This time they're infesting our stratosphere, messing with our high-altitude balloons... possibly. Continue reading →
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.