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Second scientific balloon launches from Antarctica

December 31, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis announced that its X-Calibur instrument, a telescope that measures the polarization of X-rays arriving…
Cosmic ray telescope launches from Antarctica

December 20, 2018

The eye of the tiger is flying high above Antarctica once again. Washington University in St. Louis announced…
NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds

September 21, 2018

On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles…
Touchdown! NASA’s Football Stadium-sized Scientific Balloon Takes Flight

September 1, 2018

NASA successfully launched a football stadium-sized scientific balloon, dubbed the “Big 60,” on Friday, Aug. 17, from Fort…
NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights

August 9, 2017

For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth’s atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon…
Eclipse Balloons to Study Effect of Mars-Like Environment on Life

July 28, 2017

Steps forward in the search for life beyond Earth can be as simple as sending a balloon into…
Project takes to the sky for eclipse study

July 6, 2017

A high-flying research team led by Nebraska’s Michael Sibbernsen is part of a NASA-funded project that will study…
High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 25, 2017

Future unmanned hypersonic aircraft may ultimately owe part of their success to University of Colorado Boulder atmospheric research.…
DTU to test balloon communication with Swiss colleagues

May 3, 2017

DTU Space has developed a system for ground-to-ground communication via balloons, which is to be tested over a…
NASA Super Pressure Balloon Begins Globetrotting Journey

May 18, 2016

NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, May…
NASA Scientific Balloon Team Hopes to Break Flight Duration Record with New Zealand Launch

March 6, 2016

After years of tests and development, NASA’s Balloon Program team is on the cusp of expanding the envelope…
Cosmic flight: JefferSat Cosmic Ray Mission

January 11, 2016

On a stunningly clear October morning, a 400-foot-tall NASA high-altitude balloon rose from an airport runway in Fort…
Antarctic Anticyclone Sending Two NASA Scientific Balloons Flying in Circles

December 13, 2015

While winter is upon us here, it’s nearing summertime in Antarctica, which for NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program means…
NASA Seeks Student Experiments for Edge-of-Space Balloon Flight

October 27, 2015

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to…
Hitchhiking to Mars

September 28, 2015

Could some of the hardiest bacteria on Earth hitchhike on a Journey to Mars and survive after landing…
BARREL Team Arrives in Sweden for Balloon Mini-Campaign

August 12, 2015

In early August, scientists from the NASA-funded Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL, mission…
The rise and fall of giant balloons on the edge of space

June 3, 2015

The giant balloon brought down on a cattle station in remote south-west Queensland in April was part of a NASA…
NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date

April 29, 2015

Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super…
Ballooning offers platform for performing research in a space-like environment

January 29, 2015

New discoveries are being made on an annual basis by researchers flying their instruments on a high-altitude balloon…
Researchers Highlight Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Technology for Balloon-Borne Platforms

October 24, 2014

Narrowband or hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique used in planetary science for characterizing surfaces and surrounding environments.…
New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

August 27, 2014

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for…
Public could ‘travel’ to space for $67 through new project

March 10, 2014

Researchers from the University of Surrey have launched a unique campaign that will enable the public to ‘travel’…
WASP Gives NASA’s Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform

February 10, 2014

Scientists who study Earth, the sun and stars have long used high-altitude scientific balloons to carry their telescopes…
NASA-funded Science Balloons Launch in Antarctica

February 5, 2014

In the bright light of Antarctica’s summer sun, a NASA mission launched its first 18 science balloons between…
More BARREL Balloons Take to the Skies

January 3, 2014

The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called…
High-Flying Balloon Dispute Follows ‘World View’ Announcement

November 5, 2013

The newly announced World View balloon flight concept shares a number of “striking” similarities to an older proposal for ‘near-space…
New Climate-studying Imager Makes First Balloon Flight

November 4, 2013

Understanding Earth’s dynamic climate requires knowledge of more than just greenhouse gases. One of the key measurements scientists…
Up, up and away: Goddard interns work on balloon-based telescope

August 8, 2013

Dr. Rinehart is hoping to change the way scientists study the stars. To do this he needs a…
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