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Scientific Ballooning

Balloon Program Office

About the BPO

SPB In Space ModelNASA Balloon Program Mission Statement

The primary objective of the NASA Balloon Program is to provide high altitude scientific balloon platforms for scientific and technological investigations.

These investigations include fundamental scientific discoveries that contribute to our understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe. Scientific balloons also provide a platform for the demonstration of promising new instrument and spacecraft technologies that enable or enhance the objectives for the Science Mission Directorate Strategic Plan.

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Scientific Balloon Update

Report back for the latest update from NASA's Balloon Program Office.