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Tucson-Based Space Balloon Company Wins NASA Contracts

(Photo courtesy World View)
A World View balloon in October 2015.

A Tucson-based company is getting some money from NASA to do research with stratospheric balloons.  They basically float on top of the earth’s atmosphere, in an environment that’s close to what a spacecraft in orbit around the Earth would see.

Taber MacCallum is the chief technology officer for World View.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.