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