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Launching balloons in Antarctica

They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Field study of smoggy inversions to end

During the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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NASA scientific balloons to return to flight

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's scientific balloon program is resuming flights this month after an extensive evaluation of its safety processes following a mishap during an April launch attempt from Australia. NASA's high-altitude ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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