Father and son send iPhone and HD camera into stratosphere (w/ Video)
SkyLifter airship may one day carry buildings (w/ Video)
The world is running out of helium: Nobel prize winner
Giant NASA balloon crashes in Australia
A giant NASA science balloon crashed during take-off in Australia Thursday, destroying its multi-million-dollar payload, toppling a large car and narrowly missing frightened observers.
A bubbling ball of gas (w/ Video)
The Sun is a bubbling mass. Packages of gas rise and sink, lending the sun its grainy surface structure, its granulation. Dark spots appear and disappear, clouds of matter dart up - and behind the whole thing ...
Robot Armada Might Scale New Worlds
(PhysOrg.com) -- An armada of robots may one day fly above the mountain tops of Saturn's moon Titan, cross its vast dunes and sail in its liquid lakes.
Swiss team unveil pioneering solar plane
Round-the-world balloooning pioneer Bertrand Piccard unveiled his solar-powered aircraft in Switzerland on Friday, ready for another trend-setting circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.
Supersonic NASA parachute torn to pieces in latest test
NASA scientists working toward putting people on Mars said Tuesday a supersonic parachute they are developing to slow a vehicle's approach to the Red Planet partially deployed in a test, but immediately ripped ...
NASA tests 'flying saucer' device for future Mars landings
NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars.
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast
Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option."
NASA hopes to launch 'flying saucer' after delay (Update)
NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing the chance because of bad weather, project managers said Thursday.
New climate-studying imager makes first balloon flight
Understanding Earth's dynamic climate requires knowledge of more than just greenhouse gases. One of the key measurements scientists measure is reflected solar radiance, or the amount of outgoing sunlight ...
'Area 51' exists, but no UFOs: CIA paper
A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed Area 51 in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings in the desert.