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  • Investigating SPIDER Polarimeter Long Duration Balloon Payload

    Investigating SPIDER Polarimeter Long Duration Balloon Payload

    One of the most interesting science facilities at McMurdo is the NASA Long Duration Balloon Facility. This site, on the ice shelf and well away from anything else is the assembly and launch area for extreme high altitude balloons, carrying a variety of science payloads. During my trip out there, I was fortunate enough to…