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World View to fly weather radar on stratospheric balloon

Source: Space News – spacenews.com By Jeff Foust World View Enterprises, the Arizona company developing high-altitude balloons for research and eventually tourism, plans to conduct a test flight of a weather radar on one of its balloons later this year.

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The Highest Jump

Source: Air & Space Magazine – airspacemag.com By Mark Betancourt The computer scientist who pulled off a world-record skydive is still wondering: Could it be done from orbit?

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A 21st century renaissance in high altitude ballooning

Source: The Space Review & Space News – thespacereview.com By S. Alan Stern High altitude ballooning has begun to undergo a renaissance that is creating exciting new capabilities, therefore enabling a wide array of new applications of interest to researchers … Continue reading

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Titanic NASA Balloon Reaches Milestone

Source: Science Magazine – sciencemag.org By Patrick Monahan The latest and largest pressurized balloon to be launched by NASA has set a record for endurance: the longest mid-latitude flight by a large scientific balloon.

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Ballooning Expectations: New Approach for Astronomy

Source: Space Daily – spacedaily.com Decades ago when he was in grade school, Christopher Walker stepped outside with his father to see the NASA all-aluminized Echo balloon cross the nighttime sky in Earth’s orbit. That early space spectacle stuck with … Continue reading

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