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WINDS FORCE DOWN RESEARCH BALLOON
SYDNEY, According to Australian newspapers the giant balloon intended to circle the globe at the very edge of space was forced down Sunday by shifting high-altitude winds less than 24 hours after its launching. The ULDB (Ultra Long Duration Balloon), developed by the U.S. NASA, landed 1,200 miles west of Alice Springs, its launch site in the central Australia. NASA had hoped the ballon would circumnavigate...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency