NASA Telescope Recovered In Antarctica 1 Year After Parachuting Down | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
The Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flare (GRIPS) mission was lofted into the stratosphere by high-altitude balloon in Jan. 2016. After 12 days of collecting data, it parachuted back down to the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Weather hampered recovery efforts until Jan. 2017.