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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 April 24, 2014

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Soar over dwarf planet Ceres' surface in revealing NASA video

Using real images taken from the spacecraft Dawn, NASA takes you on an animated tour of the largest body in the asteroid belt.

By January 29, 2016

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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 January 31, 2014

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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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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 February 20, 2013

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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 April 24, 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 March 3, 2014

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Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner makes maiden test flight

The larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner completes 5-hour test flight, hitting 288 mph and an altitude of 20,400 feet.

By September 17, 2013

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SpaceX's Grasshopper scores with 100-meter sideways leap

The test, in which the Falcon 9 test rig was able to take off, fly to an altitude of 250 meters, and then move laterally 100 meters, is a crucial step in the program's progress.

By August 14, 2013

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Sensoria smart socks may do more than help you run better

Startup Heapsylon is launching a crowdfunding campaign to kick-start its washable computerized socks that track everything from activity type and calories burned to altitude gains and overpronation.

By June 20, 2013