Exhibit Explores the Science, Power, and Beauty of Weather

Science and technology stories relating to humankind’s exploration of the weather are very interesting, and the immersive 2,000-square-foot “Weather Lab” that opened recently at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum gives visitors an inspiring view of the inextricable relationship between weather and humanity.

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A Recreational Flight to Space in a Modern Balloon?

Ready for the thrill and challenge of a journey to the edge of space? All you need is $75,000 to reserve a seat and a mindset to float up to 100,000 feet under a balloon and enjoy the spectacular views. Among other magnificent panoramas, these vistas include the blackness of space, the starscape above, the curvature of the tiny blue Earth suspended in the universe, and sunrise in real-time!

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NASA Flies Two Football-Stadium-Size Balloons in Antarctic Anticyclone

NASA will launch two football stadium size zero-pressure balloons in the Antarctic summer when anticyclones are common. The solar-powered instruments carried by the balloons will collect data on the extremely high-energy particles released by solar flares—information that will help scientists pinpoint the processes that set off these explosive events.

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