Visit the edge of space in a capsule powered by a helium balloon

Talk about taking balloon rides to the next level. This concept capsule could eventually take a crew of eight people to a height of 98,425 feet (30 km). From there, passengers would be able to see the curvature of the Earth — and even the blackness of space. » 12/17/13 4:45pm 12/17/13 4:45pm

That moment when a high-altitude balloon ventures a little too high

At the 21 mile (34 km) mark, things start to get a bit dicey for high-altitude balloons. The atmospheric air pressure is so low that the gas within the balloon expands. Causing this to happen. » 9/20/13 2:40pm 9/20/13 2:40pm

Teddies Boldly Go Where No Bear Has Gone Before

England’s newest astronauts are plush. Last week, the Cambridge University Spaceflight program sent four brave teddy bears into suborbital space as part of a program to get young people interested in space exploration. The experiment taught the children about the importance of proper insulation in space and created a… » 12/04/08 2:20pm 12/04/08 2:20pm