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Helium sought for Civil War replica balloon in New York
In this artist's rendering provided by the Genesee County Village and Museum, the "Intrepid," a new manned balloon replicating ones used in the Civil War to guide Union artillery against Confederate positions, is superimposed on an historic picture taken of a balloon being launched. The Intrepid is a centerpiece of the Genesee Country Museum's 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War. A helium shortage is threatening to deflate the museum's plans for a July 4 launch of the balloon. AP Photo/Genesee County Village and Museum.

By: Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press

BUFFALO (AP).- A helium shortage is threatening to deflate a western New York museum's plans for the July 4 launch of a manned balloon like the ones used in the Civil War to guide Union artillery against Confederate positions.

The Intrepid is a centerpiece of the Genesee Country Museum's 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War. It replicates one of the hydrogen-powered balloons troops used to telegraph intelligence that allowed ground forces to train guns on enemies they couldn't see.

But with its scheduled debut fast approaching, museum officials fear the $400,000 one-of-a-kind project will fall flat.

Helium is in short supply because of the 1996 Helium Privatization Act that called on the government to sell off most of its helium reserves by 2015.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





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