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NASA launches balloon from Wanaka Airport

  • NASA has launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand’s Wanaka Airport. The balloon, which was launched about 11.30 am, will conduct near-space scientific investigations. During early morning it seemed that winds would foil plans; however, conditions soon eased making it possible for the launch to take place. This was NASA’s fifth attempt to launch the massive balloon. The previous attempts were foiled due to bad weather.