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Paolo
post Apr 17 2012, 05:37 PM
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Victor Hess made his first balloon flight on 17 April 1912, leading to the discovery of the cosmic rays (and to his Nobel prize)
this is the paper (in German) he published in the Physikalische Zeitschrift


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I'm one of the most durable and fervent advocates of space exploration, but my take is that we could do it robotically at far less cost and far greater quantity and quality of results.

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