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A multi-million dollar scientific space balloon has crashed on take-off in Alice Springs, destroying its payload and tipping over a car.
That balloon was as large as the Melbourne Cricket Ground when fully inflated, carried a two-tonne payload and travelled in the outer edge of the atmosphere at 50 metres per second.