NASA successfully launched a high-pressure scientific balloon from New Zealand on Saturday, completing a 15-year goal.
And NASA added in a statement that the balloon, the size of a football field, was launched from the “Wanaka” airport, on the southern island of the country, on a mission that takes 100 days or more of flying, in the upper atmosphere of the Earth.
The first balloon was launched on April 16, and it has already circled the southern hemisphere three times.
He flew at an altitude of about 33 thousand meters.
Debbie Fairbrother, head of the programme, said having two high-pressure balloons had been a goal in the making for 15 years.
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