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PHOTOS (x3): NASA balloon launched from South Island

NASA has finally managed to launch a massive weather balloon from Wanaka – and WeatherWatcher Al Bundy saw it drift above him from Waimate, Canterbury, just south of Timaru.

Windy weather prevented the launch a number of times in April.

Last year NASA launched one of its big balloons from Wanaka, it was supposed to stay up for 100 days but a leak prompted a sudden landing in eastern Australia after only a month.

Not every day you see a weather Balloon over waimate @WeatherWatchNZ” posted @AlBundyNZ on Twitter a short time ago with this photo:


Image / Wanaka Airport Facebook page – Launching earlier today.



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