DailyDirt: Getting Into Space

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The cost of putting something into space has been getting a bit cheaper over time, but it's still not exactly affordable (unless you count the helium balloons that can reach altitudes of around 100,000 feet or roughly 30 km). The edge of space is generally considered to be about 100 km (~62 miles or ~330,000 feet) up. Here are just a few projects making some progress in getting stuff into space on the cheap. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: cubesat, iss, richard graf, satellites, space, space cannon, spaceflight, spaceshiptwo, suborbital missions, supersonic, virgin galactic
Companies: kickstarter, virgin galactic

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 13 Feb 2014 @ 6:16pm

    Balloons Into Space

    Iím still curious as to whether a low-power path to orbit is feasible or not...

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