News Release 09-002
NSF, NASA Successfully Flight-Test New Balloon Over Antarctica
Intergency cooperation in Antarctica facilitates unique scientific observations over the southernmost continent
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A Long Duration Balloon (LDB) is inflated at the facility near McMurdo Station. This balloon carried the University of Maryland's Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM IV) payload, which studied the origins of cosmic rays.
Credit: Robyn Waserman, National Science Foundation
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