Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to edge of space

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere. Florida-based start-up firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch sites for the vehicle, called the Spaceship Neptune, The Anchorage Daily News reported. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin