In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1950, which are currently available in StratoCat's database. Each row shows basic data about the launch base from which departed, date and time of the launch, and if available the duration of the mission and the site of termination or landing place of the payload.


Regarding the kind of payload or experiment transported in each balloon mission, if you move the mouse over the column labeled "Experiment" a text will be displayed showing the name of the scientific institutions involved in that mission, a brief resume of the purpose of the experiment carried onboard as well the scientific results obtained, and other information of relevance from that particular mission. Finaly at the bottom of the window we added links to external references so you can get more detailed information on that particular flight. In most cases, these references are available throught scientific websites or journals for free. In other cases however, the information was published on journals only accesible throught direct suscription or using the access provided by Universities or research centers.

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
NAS St. Louis (MO)1/7---DEW POINT HYGROMETER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/??---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNMyrdal, Norway
Holloman AFB (NM)7/212 hSAMPLING APPARATUSTularosa Peak, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/2727 hSAMPLING APPARATUSParker Dam, California, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/101 h 15 mSANDBAGS - (Test of recovery techniques)10 Miles SW, Holloman AFB, N.Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/29---TEST FLIGHT3 Miles NW of Valmont, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/2910 mTEST FLIGHT10 Miles NW, Holloman AFB, N.Mexico, US
Chicago (IL)9/6F 4 h 30 mCOSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/87 hANIMAL CAPSULE (ALBERT PROJECT) + DOSIMETER3 Miles N of Mayhill, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)9/164 hSPECTROGRAPH + DOSIMETER80 miles NNE of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
New Brighton (MN)9/24~ 8 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/283h 40mANIMAL CAPSULE (ALBERT PROJECT) + DOSIMETERIn Strip 2, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/292 h 30 mCANISTER + DOSIMETER18 miles NW of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US