NASA High-Altitude Balloon Sets New Flight Record Written 8 March 2024


NASA's Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) Long-Duration Balloon| Credit: NASA; YouTube; Framegrab

SPACE reports that NASA's GUSTO mission, which launched from Antarctica on Dec. 31, set a new agency record for a heavy-lift, long-duration scientific balloon flight. The balloon remained “aloft for a total of 57 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes, representing the longest flight of any NASA heavy-lift, long-duration balloon mission, according to a statement from the space agency.”
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