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.
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.
Because of how they work, plasma TVs don't handle high altitudes well. But how high is too high?
At the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, NASA is working on scientific high-altitude rockets and balloons.
Project is designed to allow research at more than 100,000 feet, as much as three times higher than commercial airliners fly.
Social-networking giant looking at the company's solar-powered high-altitude drones to deliver Internet access, according to TechCrunch.
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.
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.
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.
More than 8 million viewers tune in to the video-sharing site to witness historic high-altitude jump.