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Cover Story - May 24, 2013

Getting off the ground

Entrepreneurs set sights on latest frontier of scientific discovery — 62 miles in the air

by Eric Van Susteren

Bright-eyed young professionals in jeans and button-up shirts milled around in Mountain View's Hacker Dojo earlier this month, some gathering around laptops to fiddle with an open-source software program, others huddling to talk about science and engineering. Subjects ranged from the intensely practical to the somewhat whimsical.

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