Balloon passes test for transporting humans to the edge of space

June 26, 2014 12:23 AM

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An unmanned prototype balloon landed safely back on Earth last week, demonstrating its ability carry passengers into the stratosphere.

After completing a successful landing from a height of 120,000 feet, an advanced hot air balloon has shown promise in facilitating space tourism. The company, World View Enterprises, launched the balloon on June 18 from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico. The test run served as ...

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