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NSC High-Altitude Balloon Launched Carrying Multi-Agency Space-Technology Payload
2013-02-20 16:26:46

NASA NASA's Flight Opportunities Program marked its first high-altitude balloon payload flight recently when one of the program's flight providers, Near Space Corporation (NSC) of Tillamook, Ore., launched a developmental technology payload on a high-altitude balloon. With Mount Jefferson in Oregon's Cascade Range as a backdrop, NSC personnel sent the balloon aloft to an altitude of about 102,000 feet — just over 20 miles — after launch from the airport at Madras, Ore., Jan....

Scientists Detect First-Ever Arctic Ozone Hole
2011-10-03 05:19:46

A team of international researchers, led by NASA scientists, has discovered an unprecedented loss of protective ozone in the atmosphere above the Arctic this year, according to various media reports published on Sunday. That phenomenon, according to an AFP article, has led to the formation of an ozone hole five times the size of the state of California. It marks the first time that ozone loss in the Arctic region has matched ozone loss above Antarctica, both they and Postmedia News are...


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Sid Gutierrez
2012-10-18 13:02:51

Sid Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Sidney McNeill "Sid" Gutierrez on June 27, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque in 1969. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1973. Upon his graduation, he reported to Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas and completed Undergraduate Pilot Training. He stayed there as a T-38...

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