PARIS laid bare in intimate snaps
Our space plane mission's bumper photo album
Having fired up the cameras and trackers, and thrown some chemical handwarmers into the main payload camera compartment, we sealed the lid:
In case you're wondering what our Playmonaut was thinking at this point, he seemed happy enough:
It took about 40 minutes to fill the balloon...
...at which point we could tie of the nozzle and attach the balloon to the 'chute and payload: