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Press Release 09-002

NSF, NASA Successfully Flight-Test New Balloon Over Antarctica

Intergency cooperation in Antarctica facilitates unique scientific observations over the southernmost continent

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Photo of a Long Duration Balloon inflated at the facility near McMurdo Station.

A Long Duration Balloon (LDB) is inflated at the facility near McMurdo Station. This balloon carried the University of Maryland's Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM IV) payload, which studied the origins of cosmic rays.

Credit: Robyn Waserman, National Science Foundation

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