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NASA grilled and thrilled by Wanaka super pressure balloon fans
March 28, 2017 by MARJORIE COOK, The Press (press.co.nz)
NASA communications chief Jeremy L Eggers (centre) plays with stretchy super pressure balloon plastic material with Genevieve Schmidt, 7, Ben McMurray, 10, and Kenn Ishii Palmer, 10.
EUSO-SPB missionThe EUSO-SPB instrument will be carried by a superpressure balloon designed and launched by NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.

EUSO-SPB emerged from the JEM-EUSO project and uses the same principle of harnessing the earth's atmosphere to detect ultra high-energy cosmic rays. EUSO-SPB will observe the nitrogen fluorescence and Cherenkov photons produced by extensive air showers.

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