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WASP Gives NASA's Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform
2014-02-09 08:10:00

High-altitude balloons have long been used by scientists who study the Earth, the sun and the stars to gain a better view of their targets by carrying their telescopes far into the stratosphere.

2014-02-06 16:21:55

Metallic Balloons That Contact Electric Lines Can Cause Power Outages and Injuries SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

BARREL Launches Science Balloons In Antarctica
2014-02-05 09:49:22

In the bright light of Antarctica's summer sun, a NASA mission launched its first 18 science balloons between Dec. 27, 2013, and Feb. 2, 2014.

2014-01-06 23:25:12

ToKenya.com Inc., a leading provider of luxury African safaris, has announced it will help even more dreams come true in the New Year with the launch of a ground breaking balloon safari package

Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Researchers have analyzed crash data and found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous.

Travel To The Edge Of Space In Style
2013-10-23 03:43:47

If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.