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May 18, 2016 AT 5:05 pm

‘Super Pressure Balloon’ Begins 100+ Day Flight – Track & Watch Livestream Online

You know the deal: it’s a bird, it’s a plane … Nope. It’s a NASA-engineered ‘super pressure balloon‘ carrying a gamma-ray telescope. And if you think it appears diminutive, NASA reports the device is “as large as 92 Goodyear blimps” when fully inflated at mid-latitudes. Watch the video below to see the balloon and telescope release – amazing!

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Read the press release here and you can track the balloon’s flight path and even tune into live streaming video when available at this website.

Via the @NASA_Wallops Twitter feed.


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