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CREAM VI Balloon

NASA-NSF Scientific Balloon Launches From Antarctica

NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec. 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth. It was the first of five scientific balloons scheduled to launch from Antarctica in December.
The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass (CREAM VI) experiment was designed and built at the University of Maryland. CREAM VI is investigating high-energy cosmic-ray particles that originated from distant supernovae explosions in the Milky Way and reached Earth.
Currently, CREAM VI is floating at 126,000 feet above Antarctica with nominal science operations.

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