space http://kcur.org en Near Space Ballooners To Gather For Kansas 'Super Launch' http://kcur.org/post/near-space-ballooners-gather-kansas-super-launch <p>When most people pick a hobby, it's usually something simple like knitting or playing a sport recreationally. With John Flaig's hobby, it's a little more complicated.</p><p>Flaig and over 70 others like him will gather in Hutchinson, Kan., this weekend to practice "near space ballooning" or "ham ballooning."</p><p>The hobbyists send helium filled weather balloons into near space, which is between 60,000 and 328,000 feet above sea level.</p><p>Flaig's balloon has several cameras inside a Styrofoam payload box, taking pictures from all angles and altitudes along the way.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:11:12 +0000 Cody Newill 57203 at http://kcur.org Near Space Ballooners To Gather For Kansas 'Super Launch' The Ethics Professors: Sports Injuries, Foreign Affairs, & Ethics In Outer Space http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-sports-injuries-foreign-affairs-ethics-outer-space <p>Was it wrong for fans to cheer at Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel's injury? What about the scandal of Gen. David Petraeus and his extra-marital affair-- is it any of our business? Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:19:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 27624 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: Sports Injuries, Foreign Affairs, & Ethics In Outer Space