21 Jul 2021

Space balls on display in Ashburton

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:42 pm on 21 July 2021

In 1972 a number of heavy titanium spheres, about twice the size of a basketball, dropped out of the sky and landed in paddocks across Ashburton.

To tell us a bit about the history, Owen Moore, Treasurer of the Ashburton Aviation Museum, where one of those space balls currently lives, talks to Jesse about their unique museum piece!

Ashburton space balls

Ashburton space balls Photo: fair use

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