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Google’s internet balloons now bringing service to remote areas of Puerto Rico

Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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Alphabet’s Project Loon gets OK to use balloons to revive Puerto Rico cell service

Source: USA Today – usatoday.com By Mike Snider The Federal Communications Commission has given Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory approval to deploy its Project Loon balloon-based communications system to provide cellular connectivity in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

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NASA Hopes a Stadium-size Balloon Will Shed Light on Mysterious Particles

Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.

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Cross-Channel Hot Air Balloon Record May Not Stand After Gaffe, Warns Guinness World Records

Source: The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk By Luke Mintz A fleet of hot air balloons claims to have set a new world record for the number of craft to have crossed the English Channel – but Guinness World Records says the new milestone … Continue reading

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Boeing Tests Starliner Capsule at Spaceport America

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News – lcsun-news.com By Jason Gibbs Boeing has moved one step closer to carrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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