The photo shows the remains of a high altitude balloon just after it burst far above the Thessalian Plain of northern Greece. This was Greece’s first suborbital photography project. The project that launched the balloon is referred to as SlaRos (Tesla,Ikaros); the mission is called Stratonauts. Mount Olympus is beneath the clouds at top left – to the left of the balloon is the Aegean Sea.
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Image Credit: NASA, Bill IngallsThe sky looks dark in this scene from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Captured on Wednesday, September 18, an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket...
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