NASA Balloon Crashes in Australia

By | May 6, 2010

NASA Balloon Crashes in AustraliaSad video of that balloon crash on April 29, 2010…

Gamma ray astronomy took a hit today, when a balloon carrying a NASA telescope toward space crashed back to Earth, sideswiping an SUV, narrowly missing onlookers, and wrecking its rather pricey payload.

The “other” ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, caught video of the failure to launch

Gamma ray astronomy took a hit today, when a balloon carrying a NASA telescope toward space crashed back to Earth, sideswiping an SUV, narrowly missing onlookers, and wrecking its rather pricey payload.

The “other” ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, caught video of the failure to launch:

via NASA Balloon Crashes in Australia – Breaking Orbit.

That’s “moorings”, not “mornings”. A mooring is “a structure designed to hold airships and blimps securely in the open when they are not in flight.”

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