Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Nasa's LDB (Long Duration Balloon) program is a very cost effective way to collect data from the sky. (...details to follow...)  We launch several every season.  Here are some photos from a tour of the facility and the first launch.

The launch vehicle, a new Delta with a rack on the back to hold the payload.

One of the payloads.

Another payload.

The Launch:  Balloon, parachute and payload.

One of two payload buildings.

Way above in the sky.

Telephoto image of the balloon, parachute and cargo load.

Sailing away!

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