PARIS laid bare in intimate snaps

Our space plane mission's bumper photo album

After about 20 minutes, we could happily leave John and Jose Manuel to continue with their lightweight task:

John and Jose Manuel happily filling the balloon

Here's a view of the entire scene...

The PARIS launch

...as me and Steve tape down the main payload electronics:

Lester and Steve with the main payload

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