NASA works on balloon-based telescope

Dr. Rinehart is hoping to change the way scientists study the stars. To do this he needs a group of interns…and one very large balloon.

Balloon flies by flipping itself inside out

German automation technology company Festo has created one of the weirdest flying objects ever seen: a helium-filled balloon that propels itself by turining itself inside out.

Video: Lego space shuttle almost makes it to space

I've always been a big fan of Lego models, especially when uber-geeks take the little bricks and create advanced designs or structures.

Students to photograph Discovery flyby at 100,000 feet

A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.

Floating donut shows tech center's visitors around

Visitors to the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) complex in Brisbane can soon expect to be shown around the facility by  a floating donut.

Giant space balloon crashes on launch

A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.