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Taking on the sky with high-altitude balloons (pictures)

A group of high-altitude balloon enthusiasts from Stanford successfully captured what they think is the first-ever photo of a balloon, the horizon, and space -- from above. And they were under budget. CNET was on hand to see how it worked.

19 Images By Apr. 24, 2014

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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By Jan. 31, 2014

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Plasma TV altitude: How high can they go?

Because of how they work, plasma TVs don't handle high altitudes well. But how high is too high?

By Feb. 20, 2013

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High-altitude work flourishes at NASA (photos)

At the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, NASA is working on scientific high-altitude rockets and balloons.

25 Images By Jun. 25, 2010

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NASA tests super-high-altitude balloon

Project is designed to allow research at more than 100,000 feet, as much as three times higher than commercial airliners fly.

By Jan. 8, 2009

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Aiming sky high in global balloon challenge

A team of Stanford students did something they think no one ever has before -- take a photograph of a high-altitude balloon from one even higher. And that might be enough to come out on top in the Global Space Balloon Challenge.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Virgin Galactic again notches successful supersonic test flight

The third such test flight examined the spaceship's reaction control system and thermal protection.

By Jan. 14, 2014

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Facebook reportedly in talks for drone maker Titan Aerospace

Social-networking giant looking at the company's solar-powered high-altitude drones to deliver Internet access, according to TechCrunch.

By Mar. 3, 2014

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Wallops Flight Facility, NASA's hidden launch shop

Road Trip 2010: On the Atlantic coast of Virginia, the space agency uses a 6,000-acre facility to build and launch rockets and design high-altitude scientific balloons big enough to hold a sports stadium.

By Jun. 25, 2010

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Google said to deploy Wi-Fi blimps in Africa and Asia

The Web giant is reportedly creating airborne wireless networks to bring Internet access to some of the world's hard-to-reach regions.

By May. 27, 2013