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The Mishaps and Milestones of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Source: New York Times – nytimes.com By Christina Caron A hippopotamus soared over the ocean. A cartoon character burst into flames after drifting into a high-tension wire. And a 60-foot cat sent a plane and its two passengers plummeting.

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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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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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