Super Pressure Balloon Launch Attempt Underway

NASA is targeting 7 p.m., Monday, May 16, (11 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, in New Zealand) to launch its super pressure balloon on a globetrotting, potentially 100-day test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand.

This is the fifth launch attempt for the balloon team.

The launch can be tracked in the following ways:
· Track the progress of the flight at the following link, which includes a map showing the balloon’s real-time location, at:
· For mission status updates follow NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility social media accounts (#superballoon): and
· For launch updates follow on Wanaka Airport’s Facebook page