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GUSTO Sets New NASA Record for Longest Helium Balloon Flight

The University of Arizona-led GUSTO mission broke NASA's record for the longest scientific balloon flight by floating above Antarctica since 30th Dec '23, collecting infrared data on the lifecycle of stars and galaxies. The helium balloon, which expands to the size of a stadium and reaches altitudes over 125k ft, allows the telescope to capture faint terahertz signals from space, providing invaluable insights into the cosmic gas and dust that form stars and galaxies. This achievement showcases the potential of balloons for extended periods of research, with GUSTO expected to continue its flight until atmospheric conditions change or its helium supply depletes. We view these growing scientific applications as a source of increased demand.

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