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World View’s drone balloon finishes 5-day flight

World View Enterprises has executed its longest stratospheric balloon flight ever, steering a solar-powered payload through five days’ worth of testing at altitudes in excess of 55,000 feet. The high-altitude outing marked the Arizona-based company’s first launch from Spaceport Tucson, and … Continue reading

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World View does its first Spaceport Tucson liftoff

World View Enterprises today executed its first balloon liftoff from Spaceport Tucson, the Arizona facility that it expects will be the home base for satellite-like “Stratollite” missions to the stratosphere — and, eventually, tourist flights as well. “Spaceport Tucson, the first-ever … Continue reading

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Balloon leak ends ‘space sandwich’ flight

World View Enterprises said its “Zinger 1” mission to keep a KFC chicken sandwich aloft in the stratosphere was terminated earlier than planned, due to a small leak in an altitude-control balloon system on its Stratollite platform. The company’s CEO, Jane Poynter, said … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwich flies to stratosphere

That’s one small step for high-altitude balloon research, one giant cheep for KFC’s Zinger chicken sandwich. After one weather-related postponement, Arizona-based World View Enterprises sent the sandwich to the stratosphere today from a spot near Page, Ariz., and Lake Powell – … Continue reading

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That’s one giant leap for a chicken sandwich

Yes, Kentucky Fried Chicken is planning to fly its Zinger sandwich up to the stratosphere and back on a World View balloon platform. But no, the mission isn’t merely a publicity stunt. For World View Enterprises, the flight is expected … Continue reading

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World View shows off its Stratollite scheme

World View Enterprises declared its Tucson headquarters and its hybrid balloon technology to be ready for prime time today, in the wake of a pathfinder mission that captured satellite-type imagery from a stratospheric height of nearly 77,000 feet. “This technology, … Continue reading

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Judge deflates deal for Arizona balloon base

A judge in Arizona has struck down Pima County’s $15 million development deal with World View Enterprises for a stratospheric balloon launch facility near Tucson. The Feb. 2 ruling by Pima County Superior Court Judge Catherine Woods dealt a setback to … Continue reading

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