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NASAs Antarctic scientific balloons take to the skies

NASA's Antarctic scientific balloons take to the skies

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online These scientists are guaranteed to have a white Christmas. A team from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) are spending the holiday season 8,000 miles from home in Antarctica....

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2014-09-25 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contract to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

NASA high-altitude balloon
2014-08-27 03:00:39

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the (HySICS instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet to reach space-like conditions and demonstrate new technologies for acquiring high-accuracy science measurements of the Earth.

Google’s Project Loon To Begin Testing In California
2013-08-20 17:25:47

Google announced this week that it is ready to openly test Project Loon, its high-flying Internet service, in California, where research flights could take place around Central Valley.

NSC High-Altitude Balloon Launched Carrying Multi-Agency Space-Technology Payload
2013-02-20 16:26:46

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program marked its first high-altitude balloon payload flight recently when one of the program's flight providers, Near Space Corporation (NSC) of Tillamook, Ore., launched a developmental technology payload on a high-altitude balloon.

Scientific Balloon Record Shattered By Super-TIGER
2013-01-23 09:53:00

Before he left for Antarctica in November, W. Robert Binns, principal investigator for Super-TIGER, said that he would be deliriously happy if the balloon carrying the cosmic-ray detector stayed up 30 days.

Rocket University Engineers Tested With High-Altitude Drop
2012-08-17 15:57:46

An experimental payload went 25,000 feet higher than planned during a recent test flight but still performed well and will be the basis for a larger flight test next year.


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