Saturday, December 31, 2005
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
December 16, 2005
SOURCE: Proyecto StratoCat
ANTARCTICA: DON'T MISTAKE BALLOONS FOR UFOS
*** Gigantic balloon launched from Antarctica ***
Following several abortive launch attempts during previous days, it is finally today, December 15, 2005, that the first of two gigantic balloons that NASA will employ in this years Antarctic campaign is already sailing across the polar skies.
The launch took place at 15:13 UTC from Williams Field at the McMurdo Antarctic Base. Suspended from the colossal balloon is the instrument package known as CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass), aimed at the study of cosmic rays during its second Antarctic venture. During the flight, it will study the range of ultra-high energy searching for abnormalities of the spectrum and/or changes in the abundance of their constituing parts, which could be related to a limit in the acceleration of
the supernova from which they originate.
Translation (c) 2005. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Luis Eduardo Pacheco, Proyecto StratoCat.