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NASA Develops Low Cost Equipment Launch

It is difficult to calculate planetary motion from under the atmosphere. Once we get into the stratosphere we have more opportunities to see space without all the haze. It will then offer the ability to see ultraviolet- and infrared-wavelength bands. Launching items into space costs a lot of money but NASA scientists have cheapened the price by developing the Wallops Arc Second Pointer (WASP). It works a little likely a catapult and launches equipment with a balloon.   It is this launching arc method with the balloons that substantially lower the price of conducting research. This is important for fostering additional research and is likely to have a systematic impact on the amount of research in the future. Think about research as inspecting each piece of hay in a hay field. In science there is as a time and cost associated with studying each item. It is difficult to come to an accurate picture unless one studies many pieces of hay and this may take decades. Lowering the c