Winds delay NASA’s balloon launch

High surface winds scuttled NASA’s sixth attempt at launching a stadium-sized super pressure balloon from Wanaka in New Zealand on Friday, the media reported.NASA will make its seventh attempt at launching the balloon on Saturday, report said.

“The wind speed was below our limit for a time, but unfortunately picked back up at a speed that would not support a launch today. We were close once again in our processing, but the winds didn’t set up in the end,” Gabe Garde, mission manager for the 2017 Wanaka Balloon Campaign, was quoted as saying.


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