In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1953, 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
Holloman AFB (NM)1/61 h 30 mDUMMY LOAD - MOBY DICK PROJECT--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/880 h 55 mMOBY DICKLast known position of the balloon in flight was 33.9º N - 85.8º W
Holloman AFB (NM)1/91 h 50 mDUMMY LOAD - MOBY DICK PROJECT20 miles WNW of Las Cruces, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/1016 hMOBY DICKIn Embry, Mississipi
Truth or Consequences (NM)1/121 h 40 mMOBY DICK PROJECT - DUMMY LOAD10 miles S of Bent, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)1/121 h 30 mBALLOON CONTROL BOX5 miles S of Three Rivers, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/1652 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.4º N - 78.9º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/1815 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.2º N - 117.3º W
Holloman AFB (NM)1/19---BALLOON CONTROL BOXTwin Buttes, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Pyote AFB (TX)1/20---NUCLEAR EMULSIONS + GEIGER COUNTERThe balloon was found floating in the gulf near Port Arthur, Texas and the payload was found four months later in Nemo, Texas, US
Pyote AFB (TX)1/20~ 12 hNUCLEAR EMULSIONS6 miles S of Peacock, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)1/207 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 47.7º N - 123.4º W
Pyote AFB (TX)1/21~ 12 hCOUNTER HODOSCOPEAltus, Oklahoma, US
Holloman AFB (NM)1/21---BALLOON CONTROL BOXSierra Blanca, Texas, US
Pyote AFB (TX)1/23---COSMIC RAY TELESCOPE--- No Data ---
Pyote AFB (TX)1/24~ 9 hCERENKOV COUNTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)1/2421 h 20 mMOBY DICKNear Fountain, Colorado
Tillamook (OR)1/267 h 10 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 46.1º N - 119.5º W
Pyote AFB (TX)1/26 CERENKOV COUNTERBalloon developed a hole. Payload recovered near Big Lake, Texas, US
Edwards AFB (CA)1/264 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.5º N - 114.6º W
Holloman AFB (NM)1/26---DUMMY LOAD - MOBY DICK PROJECTIn Eagle Nest, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)1/2830 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 27.5º N - 97.8º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/3020 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Pyote AFB (TX)1/30 SCINTILLATION COUNTER--- No Data ---
Pyote AFB (TX)1/30~ 11 hEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)1/3013 h 50 mMOBY DICKNear St. Petesburg, Florida
Dugway P.G. (UT)2/??---E77 BALLOON MUNITION - BIOLOGICAL BOMB TEST--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/151 h 6 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.0º N - 79.0º W
Tillamook (OR)2/158 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.2º N - 103.1º W
Pyote AFB (TX)2/16 h 44 mBALLOON TEST30 miles W of San Angelo, Texas, US
Pyote AFB (TX)2/1~ 9 hCLOUD CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Pyote AFB (TX)2/1 SCINTILLATION COUNTERGondola damaged by free fall
Pyote AFB (TX)2/38 h 53 mCERENKOV COUNTERMelon (?), Texas, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/310 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Morrison, Colorado
Pyote AFB (TX)2/44 h 46 mCLOUD CHAMBERGondola damaged by free fall
Edwards AFB (CA)2/448 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.1º N - 81.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/511 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.2º N - 112.9º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/620 h 55 mMOBY DICKIn Juan Aldama, Zacatecas, Mexico
Edwards AFB (CA)2/613 hMOBY DICKNear Consulado, Mexico
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/713 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.2º N - 118.7º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/729 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 30.2º N - 101.7º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/830 h 15 mMOBY DICK12 miles S of Saint Francis, Kansas, US
Tillamook (OR)2/830 h 40 mMOBY DICK4 miles S of Anton Chico (Antonhy ?), New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1030 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.0º N - 109.2º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/1042 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.6º N - 89.8º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/1181 h 10 mMOBY DICKNear Trinity, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1232 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.8º N - 118.7º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/127 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.8º N - 117.3º W
Holloman AFB (NM)2/1224 h 30 mANIMAL CAPSULENear Whiting Naval Air Station, Milton, Florida, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1355 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.9º N - 114.5º W
Tillamook (OR)2/1333 hMOBY DICKNorthwest of Range, Arizona
Edwards AFB (CA)2/1424 h 35 mMOBY DICK3 miles W of Goodlet, Texas
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1618 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.6º N - 111.4º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/1663 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.1º N - 83.1º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1735 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Sheridan Lake, Colorado
Edwards AFB (CA)2/185 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.6º N - 114.5º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/1915,4 hMOBY DICK14 miles SW of Casa Grande, Arizona, US
Edwards AFB (CA)2/195 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.5º N - 112.7º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/2029,4 hMOBY DICK10 miles S of Kirkland, Arizona, US
Tillamook (OR)2/2181 h 40 mMOBY DICK35 miles N of Flagstaff, Arizona
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/2157,2 hMOBY DICK--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/229,6 hMOBY DICK11 miles E of Springfield, Colorado, US
Edwards AFB (CA)2/229 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.5º N - 114.4º W
Tillamook (OR)2/2312 h 30 mMOBY DICK12 miles NW of Lena, Mississippi, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/259,4 hMOBY DICKAt coordinates 37.3º N - 122.8º O
Edwards AFB (CA)2/2537 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.5º N - 77.5º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)2/2637,6 hMOBY DICK--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)2/2621 h 5 mMOBY DICK22 miles N of Coaldale, Nevada
Tillamook (OR)2/2736 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.0º N - 112.4º W
Edwards AFB (CA)2/2711 h 40 mMOBY DICK13 miles S of Woodward, Oklahoma, US
Holloman AFB (NM)2/273 h 30 mSAMPLER2 miles N of Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)2/2814 hMOBY DICKNear Ganado, Arizona
Tillamook (OR)3/139 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Barnum, Iowa
Edwards AFB (CA)3/126 h 10 mMOBY DICK4 miles SW of Ashby, Nebraska
Tillamook (OR)3/255 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Garden Valley, California
Edwards AFB (CA)3/225 h 40 mMOBY DICKNear Crandon, Winsconsin
Edwards AFB (CA)3/39 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.3º N - 110.3º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/422 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Thompsonville, Illinois
Tillamook (OR)3/48 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.5º N - 119.7º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/477 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.4º N - 90.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/536 h 10 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.6º N - 109.5º W
Tillamook (OR)3/536 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 39.0º N - 83.0º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/57 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.5º N - 111.8º W
Tillamook (OR)3/679 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Iotta Valley, near the Tennessee river in Tennessee
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/656 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Hoehne, Colorado
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/744 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.9º N - 89.9º W
Tillamook (OR)3/712 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.2º N - 120.2º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/751 h 55 mMOBY DICKOn the sea 630 miles E of Miami, Florida, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/87 h 20 mMOBY DICK3 miles N and 5 miles E of Auburn, Nebraska
Edwards AFB (CA)3/825 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 39.6º N - 97.0º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/957 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Kitty Hawk, N Caroline
Edwards AFB (CA)3/960 h 10 mMOBY DICK5 miles SW of Palmyra, Missouri
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1025 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.5º N - 105.0º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1122 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 40.9º N - 91.9º W
Tillamook (OR)3/127 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Grande Round, Washington, US
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1232 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 39.0º N - 106.3º W
Holloman AFB (NM)3/1238 hMOBY DICK + MOUSEHOUSEIn Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/1313 h 10 mMOBY DICK30 miles northeast of No. Platte, Nebraska
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/1321 h 35 mMOBY DICK18 miles N of Ogallala, Nebraska, US
Tillamook (OR)3/139 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 44.2º N - 120.7º W
Tillamook (OR)3/148 h 35 mMOBY DICKNE of Corner, Sanders County, Montana
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/1421 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.5º N - 111.7º W
Tillamook (OR)3/1512 h 40 mMOBY DICK9 miles NE of Corner, N Dakota
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1531 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.0º N - 86.3º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/1612 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.6º N - 116.9º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1639 h 5 mMOBY DICKNear Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1730 hMOBY DICKNear Lonaconing, Maryland
Tillamook (OR)3/1811 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 47.2º N - 119.5º W
Edwards AFB (CA)3/1830 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.8º N - 84.8º W
Holloman AFB (NM)3/181 h 36 mNYU CANISTER5 miles E of Mayhill, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)3/209 h 10 mMOBY DICK2 miles SE of Farson, Wyoming, US
Holloman AFB (NM)3/20---COMMAND SEPARATION GEARAborted flight. Payload damaged on take off. 10 knots winds
Tillamook (OR)3/238 h 35 mMOBY DICK7 miles NW of Enid, Oklahoma
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/2438 h 40 mMOBY DICK3 miles southeast of Birchtree, Missouri
Edwards AFB (CA)3/2422 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn the Clay County near Teges, Kentucky
Tillamook (OR)3/26---COSMIC RADIATION RESEARCH--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)3/264 hCOMMAND SEPARATION GEARIn Sundown, Texas, US
Edwards AFB (CA)3/2838 h 5 mMOBY DICK8 miles E of New Albany, Mississippi
NAAS Vernalis (CA)3/3033 h 35 mMOBY DICK6 miles W of Nederland, Texas
Tillamook (OR)3/3034 h 10 mMOBY DICKNear Glasgow, Montana
Edwards AFB (CA)3/3012 h 30 mMOBY DICK10 miles E of Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
Tillamook (OR)4/18 h 12 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.0º N - 122.6º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/18 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.8º N - 119.8º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/127 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Morse Hill, Missouri
Tillamook (OR)4/237 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.9º N - 119.5º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/231 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.6º N - 94.8º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/413 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.3º N - 116.6º W
Tillamook (OR)4/918 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Moosonee, Ontario, Canada
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/914 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Lodge Pole, Nebraska
Edwards AFB (CA)4/916 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.7º N - 112.7º W
Tillamook (OR)4/1010 h 5 mMOBY DICK1 mile S of Kendrick, Wyoming, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/1113 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Hamblin, Brown County, Indiana
Edwards AFB (CA)4/1176 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.8º N - 75.7º W
Tillamook (OR)4/1341 hANIMAL CAPSULE5 months later in Bend, Oregon, US
Edwards AFB (CA)4/1325 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.8º N - 88.3º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/148 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.8º N - 114.8º W
Tillamook (OR)4/1456 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.8º N - 76.1º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/148 h 12 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.3º N - 110.5º W
Holloman AFB (NM)4/1424 hCOSMIC RAY PLATES20 miles E of Van Horn, Texas, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/1532 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 30.0º N - 85.5º W
Tillamook (OR)4/1545 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.7º N - 86.3º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/156 h 35 mMOBY DICK5 miles E of Young, Arizona
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/166 hMOBY DICK6 miles E of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Tillamook (OR)4/178 h 30 mMOBY DICK9 mile SW of Logmount, Colorado
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/177 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.8º N - 117.8º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/1768 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 46.9º N - 71.6º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/1826 h 55 mMOBY DICKIn Proctor, Nevada
Edwards AFB (CA)4/1843 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.3º N - 81.9º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2083 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.2º N - 116.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/2182 h 20 mMOBY DICK4 miles southwest of Indian Springs Air Force Base, Nevada
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2245 h 5 mMOBY DICK12 miles SE of Dekalb, Illinois, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/2356 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn the Gulf of Mexico, near Port Aronsas, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)4/247 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.8º N - 118.9º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2439 h 50 mMOBY DICK75 miles SSE of Tonopah, Nevada
Holloman AFB (NM)4/241 h 45 mCONDUTIVITY METERN of Pinon, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)4/2414 h 20 mANIMAL CAPSULE100 days later 58 miles NW of Pecos, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)4/2515 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 47.2º N - 122.0º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2554 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.3º N - 81.5º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/2640 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.1º N - 115.3º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2612 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.6º N - 113.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/289 hMOBY DICKIn Sabinas, Coahuila State, Mexico
Tillamook (OR)4/2835 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.6º N - 121.7º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)4/2929 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 42.3º N - 120.2º W
Edwards AFB (CA)4/2915 h 5 mMOBY DICK12 miles W of Missoula, Montana, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/15 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.2º N - 116.5º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/159 h 25 mMOBY DICK15 miles NE of Sainte Anne Dulac, Quebec, Canada
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/213 h 35 mMOBY DICK1 mile W of Ariuaca, Arizona, US
Edwards AFB (CA)5/238 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.3º N - 112.7º W
Tillamook (OR)5/315 h 42 mMOBY DICKIn Burnstad, N Dakota
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/351 h 40 mMOBY DICKIn Salina Spring, Arizona
Edwards AFB (CA)5/38 h 48 mMOBY DICKIn Plymouth, New York
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/432 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.3º N - 94.5º W
Holloman AFB (NM)5/545 hANIMAL CAPSULEIn Grayham, Texas, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/719 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.7º N - 117.2º W
Tillamook (OR)5/867 h 12 mMOBY DICK2 1/2 miles SW of Wenatchee, Washington, US
Tillamook (OR)5/918 h 48 mMOBY DICKIn Deep Canyon Ione, Nevada
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/913 h 30 mMOBY DICK5 miles NE of Potter, Nebraska
Edwards AFB (CA)5/981 h 35 mMOBY DICK26 miles W of Tucson, Arizona
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1118 h 55 mMOBY DICK7 miles E of San Carlos, Arizona
Tillamook (OR)5/116 h 48 mMOBY DICK30 miles N of Fairfield, Idaho
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1219 h 55 mMOBY DICK17 miles W of Needles, California, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1357 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 44.7º N - 84.2º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1345 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 41.3º N - 91.0º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1411 h 18 mMOBY DICK4 miles E of Heron Lake, Minnesota
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1456 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.1º N - 84.8º W
Holloman AFB (NM)5/14---DUMMY LOAD - MOBY DICK PROJECTBalloon destroyed in 8 knots wind
Tillamook (OR)5/1514 h 5 mMOBY DICK15 miles W of Pentwater, Michigan, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/157 h 5 mMOBY DICKIn Lancaster, California
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1555 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 44.7º N - 83.3º W
Tillamook (OR)5/169 h 12 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 42.8º N - 122.4º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1668 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Cuervo, Guadalupe County, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/179 h 5 mMOBY DICKIn Macedonia, Ohio
Tillamook (OR)5/1731 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.4º N - 119.2º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1758 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1826 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Garden County, Nebraska
Edwards AFB (CA)5/1854 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Panama City, Florida
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/1910 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.6º N - 111.0º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/2055 h 50 mMOBY DICK6 miles E of Chula, Georgia
Edwards AFB (CA)5/2278 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.2º N - 74.0º W
Edwards AFB (CA)5/249 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.8º N - 111.8º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/2512 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 47.2º N - 116.5º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)5/2681 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Ganado, Arizona
Elmas6/?? EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Elmas6/??5 h 50 mEMULSION PLATESNot recovered
Elmas6/??~ 30mEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Elmas6/??6 h 50 mEMULSION PLATESNot recovered
Elmas6/??1 h 30 mCUT OFF RADIO SYSTEM TEST--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/39 h 36 mMOBY DICK4 miles N of Maxbass, N Dakota
Edwards AFB (CA)6/317 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Saratoga, Wyoming
Tillamook (OR)6/49 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Signal Point, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/418 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.5º N - 109.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/512 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Gloucester County, Virginia
Edwards AFB (CA)6/528 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.6º N - 105.8º W
Tillamook (OR)6/87 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.8º N - 124.8º W
Edwards AFB (CA)6/89 hMOBY DICK3 miles N of Maywood, Nebraska
Edwards AFB (CA)6/978 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.3º N - 75.3º W
Edwards AFB (CA)6/1131 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 50.3º N - 120.2º W
S.St.Paul (MN)6/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/1710 h 30 mMOBY DICK15 miles E of Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Tillamook (OR)6/1711 h 50 mMOBY DICK2 miles E of Glasgow, Montana, US
S.St.Paul (MN)6/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)6/1750 hMOBY DICKIn Kiowa, Colorado
Tillamook (OR)6/1810 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn the province of Alberta, Canada
Great Falls AFB (MT)6/1920 hANIMAL CAPSULENear Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Edwards AFB (CA)6/2064 h 35 mMOBY DICK10 miles SW of Belmont, Mississippi, US
Elmas6/206 h 50 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Tillamook (OR)6/2127 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.7º N - 116.5º W
Edwards AFB (CA)6/2151 h 20 mMOBY DICK36 miles NE of Sonora, Texas
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/226 hMOBY DICKIn Meeker, Colorado
S.St.Paul (MN)6/22---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)6/2313 h 5 mMOBY DICKIn Wild Horse, province of Alberta, Canada
Great Falls AFB (MT)6/2334 hANIMAL CAPSULENear Spokane, Washington, US
Holloman AFB (NM)6/23---SOLAR CONSTANT MEASUREMENTSSepartion failure
Elmas6/246 h 20 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Tillamook (OR)6/2525 h 10 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 48.3º N - 111.9º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/257 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 39.0º N - 120.3º W
Holloman AFB (NM)6/254 hCOMMAND SEPARATION GEAR25 miles W of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/267 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Orem Juab county, Utah
Holloman AFB (NM)6/263 hCOMMAND SEPARATION GEAR3 miles N of Tularosa Peak, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)6/2780 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Gap Mills, W Virginia
Tillamook (OR)6/2825 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.7º N - 118.5º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)6/307 h 10 mMOBY DICK300 miles NE of Winnipeg. Canada
Elmas7/??---EMULSION PLATESNot Recovered
Elmas7/??4 h 40 mEMULSION PLATESNot recovered. Balloon envelope found in Austria
Elmas7/??4 hEMULSION PLATESNot Recovered
Elmas7/??~ 15 mEMULSION PLATESBalloon burst. Load recovered
Elmas7/??---TEST FLIGHTIn Sicily Italy
Elmas7/??3 hEMULSION PLATESNot recovered
Elmas7/??---EMULSION PLATESBalloon burst. Load recovered
Elmas7/17 hEMULSION PLATESIn Sardinia
Edwards AFB (CA)7/119 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.9º N - 116.4º W
Holloman AFB (NM)7/12h 30 mOZONE SONDENear Salinas Peak, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/2+ 15 hSAND BAGS + COSMIC RAY PLATES--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)7/311 h 12 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 47.3º N - 116.9º W
Edwards AFB (CA)7/39 h 5 mMOBY DICK9 miles E of Portland, Tennessee
Elmas7/38 h 30 mEMULSION PLATESIn Spain
Tillamook (OR)7/428 hMOBY DICK15 miles W of Vancouver Island Cape Scott, Canada
Tillamook (OR)7/56 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Bozeman, Montana
Tillamook (OR)7/613 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Maysville, Missouri
Edwards AFB (CA)7/629 h 35 mMOBY DICK9 miles SW of Norfolk, Nebraska
Elmas7/68 hEMULSION PLATESNot recovered
Tillamook (OR)7/717 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.6º N - 120.9º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)7/811 h 50 mMOBY DICKNE of Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
New Brighton (MN)7/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/9---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)7/129 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Plumas County, California
Elmas7/137 h 10 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Edwards AFB (CA)7/1457 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Mojave, California
Holloman AFB (NM)7/144 hSOLAR CONSTANT MEASUREMENTS10 miles E of Hurley, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)7/151 h 40 mCONDUCTIVITY METERIn White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)7/1622 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Basin, Wyoming
Elmas7/166h 40 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Holloman AFB (NM)7/161 h 50 mCONDUCTIVITY METERS of Lake Lucero, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)7/1718 h 35 mMOBY DICK3 miles S of Richmond, Ontario Province, Canada
Edwards AFB (CA)7/1751 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.1º N - 122.0º W
USS Staten Island7/18---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island7/19---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)7/1910 h 40 mMOBY DICK50 miles NW of White Sulphur Springs, Montana
NAAS Vernalis (CA)7/1920 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Holden, Utah
USS Staten Island7/19---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island7/19---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Great Falls AFB (MT)7/2030 hANIMAL CAPSULELost 100 miles W of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Tillamook (OR)7/216 h 35 mMOBY DICK11 miles E of Gibbon, Oregon, US
Tillamook (OR)7/2211 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 48.8º N - 117.5º W
Elmas7/226h 50mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
S.St.Paul (MN)7/22---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/222 hPROJECT GOPHER - DUMMY CYLINDER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)7/22---PROJECT GOPHER - RED BAGHolloman AFB, New Mexico, US
USS Staten Island7/24---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)7/248 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.2º N - 116.1º W
Great Falls AFB (MT)7/2415 hANIMAL CAPSULEBalloon found near Great Falls. Payload never recovered.
Elmas7/247 hEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Holloman AFB (NM)7/24---PROJECT GOPHER - RED BAG--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)7/2614 hMOBY DICKAt 55.3º N - 76.6º W
S.St.Paul (MN)7/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island7/28---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Elmas7/286 h 40 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Holloman AFB (NM)7/281 h 45 mPROJECT GOPHER - DUMMY CYLINDER25 miles NW of Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)7/297 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 48.3º N - 120.3º W
Elmas7/297 h 10 mEMULSION PLATESIn the Mediterranean Sea
Tillamook (OR)7/307 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 48.1º N - 119.9º W
Edwards AFB (CA)7/3116 h 5 mMOBY DICKIn Rhame, Bowman County, N Dakota
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/17 h 18 mMOBY DICKIn Cando, Saskatchewan Province, Canada
Tillamook (OR)8/116 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 50.6º N - 118.7º W
Tillamook (OR)8/217 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Nova Scotia, Canada
Edwards AFB (CA)8/210 h 15 mMOBY DICK20 miles N of Zurich, Montana
USS Staten Island8/3---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)8/46 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.1º N - 115.9º W
USS Staten Island8/5---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/58 h 15 mSKY BRIGHTNESS MEASUREMENTS20 miles SW of Safford, Arizona, US
USS Staten Island8/6---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island8/6---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/7---SKY BRIGHTNESS MEASUREMENTS--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island8/8---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island8/9---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USS Staten Island8/9---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)8/1010 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 44.0º N - 120.7º W
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/10---SKYPAK (19 launches)--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)8/1126 h 17 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 46.2º N - 113.2º W
USS Staten Island8/11---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/12---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)8/1226 h 10 mMOBY DICK4 miles SW of Albion, Nebraska
S.St.Paul (MN)8/12---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/12---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/1312 h 10 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.8º N - 121.4º W
Holloman AFB (NM)8/1315 mSKY BRIGHTNESS MEASUREMENTSHole in balloon. Impact in Holloman AFB, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)8/1491 h 42 mMOBY DICKIn Manns Harbor, N Carolina
Edwards AFB (CA)8/147 h 35 mMOBY DICK10 miles NW of Wasatch, Utah, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/1418 h 15 mCYLINDER (Aberdeen Proving Ground)Recovered 5 months later after 15 miles W Collidge Dam, Arizona, US
Padova8/145 h 30 mEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Padova8/166 h 30 mEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/178 h 30 mSKY BRIGHTNESS MEASUREMENTSPayload free fell. Impact 9 miles NW of Silver City, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/1812 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Randolph, Utah
Edwards AFB (CA)8/1837 h 50 mMOBY DICK2 miles SW of Winowa, Kansas, US
Holloman AFB (NM)8/193 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN13 miles N of Hatch, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)8/21---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/21---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)8/2152 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Fort McCouitt, Texas
Edwards AFB (CA)8/2227 h 15 mMOBY DICKOn the Black Hills, South Dakota
Edwards AFB (CA)8/259 h 55 mMOBY DICK6 miles NW of Forrest City, Arkansas
Camp Ripley (MN)8/25---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)8/25---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/253 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWN15 miles S of Engle, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/266 h 30 mMOBY DICKIn Cody, Wyoming
Edwards AFB (CA)8/2711 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.2º N - 114.7º W
Holloman AFB (NM)8/27---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNSeparation failure. Not recovered
S.St.Paul (MN)8/28---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)8/3041 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Holyoke, Colorado
USCGC Eastwind8/30---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind8/30---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind8/30---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/3114 h 50 mMOBY DICK70 miles S of St.George, Utah
S.St.Paul (MN)8/31---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)9/15 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.3º N - 122.2º W
Camp Ripley (MN)9/1---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)9/13 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWN2 miles NE of Engle, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)9/232 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Jack Ward Township, New Mexico, US
USCGC Eastwind9/3---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind9/3---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind9/3---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind9/4---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
USCGC Eastwind9/4---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon) - DEACON--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)9/625 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Freeport, Illinois
USS Currituck9/7?PAYLOAD UNKNOWNImpact Unknown. Last signal at 1º 1'S 97º 50' W
USS Currituck9/77 h 55 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 1º 7' S 97º 59' W
S.St.Paul (MN)9/8---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
USS Currituck9/88 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 31.8' S 96º 26.7' W
USS Currituck9/86 h 20 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 33.5' S 94º 37' W
USS Currituck9/83 h 50 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 25' S 92º 15' W
Edwards AFB (CA)9/87 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn the Coyote dry lake, California
S.St.Paul (MN)9/9---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
USS Currituck9/94 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Albemarle Island at 0º 25' S 91º 5' W
USS Currituck9/91 h 15 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 17' S 90º 39' W
USS Currituck9/106 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 22' S 92º 3' W
USS Currituck9/10?PAYLOAD UNKNOWNNot recovered
Tillamook (OR)9/1114 h 25 mMOBY DICK35 miles W of Meeker, Colorado
USS Currituck9/111 h 10 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 30.5' S 90º 43' W
USS Currituck9/117 h 55 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 1º 21.1' S 95º 10.5' W
S.St.Paul (MN)9/11---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)9/1276 h 20 mMOBY DICK22 miles W of Hereford, Texas
USS Currituck9/123 h 25 mPAYLOAD UNKNOWNIn Pacific Ocean at 0º 0' S 98º 54' W
Edwards AFB (CA)9/1310 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.0º N - 117.8º W
Tillamook (OR)9/1477 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.7º N - 81.5º W
Tillamook (OR)9/158 h 25 mMOBY DICK3 miles SW of Maple Rapids, Michigan
Tillamook (OR)9/167 h 35 mMOBY DICK2 miles N of Unionville, Missouri, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)9/1629 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.8º N - 123.7º W
Edwards AFB (CA)9/1665 h 42 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.4º N - 123.1º W
Holloman AFB (NM)9/163 h 45 mDUMMY LOAD (CYLINDER)6.2 miles SSW of Valmont, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)9/1826 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Lexington, N Carolina
Tillamook (OR)9/216 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Sandy Lake, Manitoba Province, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)9/2115 hN.Y.U. CANISTER + RED BAGW of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)9/2283 h 25 mMOBY DICK18 miles E of Le Grande, California, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)9/2332 h 40 mMOBY DICK8 miles NW of McCamey, Texas
Tillamook (OR)9/2446 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 41.2º N - 78.4º W
New Brighton (MN)9/24---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)9/2554 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn the Fenwick Island, Delaware
NAAS Vernalis (CA)9/277 h 30 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 37.6º N - 118.2º W
Holloman AFB (NM)9/296 h 15 mDUMMY LOAD (CYLINDER)35 miles SSE of Vaughn, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)10/2---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/21 h 10 mDUMMY LOAD (CYLINDER)Balloon burst at 55.000 ft. Impact near Ruidoso, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/325 h 36 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 36.5º N - 123.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/49 h 55 mMOBY DICKIn McGill, Nevada
Tillamook (OR)10/551 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.2º N - 113.0º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/5---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)10/681 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 38.2º N - 73.5º W
Tillamook (OR)10/714 h 25 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.6º N - 114.7º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/88 h 20 mMOBY DICK11 miles S of Georgetown, Colorado, US
S.St.Paul (MN)10/8---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/9---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)10/1176 h 20 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 40.7º N - 122.0º W
Tillamook (OR)10/127 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 46.0º N - 123.9º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/12---CERENKOV COUNTER + CLOUD CHAMBER--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/1331 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Shelton, Washington
Tillamook (OR)10/1527 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.3º N - 123.3º W
Holloman AFB (NM)10/1535 hDUMMY LOAD (CYLINDER)In Saltillo, Mexico
S.St.Paul (MN)10/16---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)10/165 h 20 mMOBY DICKIn Gold Basin, Arizona
Moody AFB (GA)10/1620 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.3º N - 78.4º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/17---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Moody AFB (GA)10/1740 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.1º N - 78.9º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/20---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/20---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/21---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)10/2129 h 50 mMOBY DICK3 miles W of Appleton, Winsconsin
Holloman AFB (NM)10/213 h 25 mCONDUCTIVITY METER--- No Data ---
Moody AFB (GA)10/2114 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 28.1º N - 81.8º W
Tillamook (OR)10/2358 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.8º N - 124.5º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/24---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)10/24---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)10/2525 h 40 mMOBY DICK10 miles S of McEwen, Oregon, US
Edwards AFB (CA)10/2577 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 45.2º N - 68.3º W
Pierre (SD)10/2628 h 30 mANIMAL CAPSULE - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA30 miles N of St.Joseph, Missouri, US
Tillamook (OR)10/2614 h 45 mMOBY DICKIn Lame Deer, Montana
Edwards AFB (CA)10/2670 hMOBY DICK70 miles N of Flagstaff, Arizona
S.St.Paul (MN)10/26---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/262 h 30 mCONDUCTIVITY METER15 miles E of Dunken, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)10/27---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)10/27+ 50 hDUMMY LOAD (DRUM) - MOBY DICK PROJECTDetected by radar over England
Holloman AFB (NM)10/272 h 45 mCONDUCTIVITY METER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)10/2878 h 35 mMOBY DICKIn Vermontville, Michigan
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/2980 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 43.8º N - 70.6º W
S.St.Paul (MN)10/29---GOPHER--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/3015 h 15 mMOBY DICKIn Ciudad Obregon, Sonora State, Mexico
S.St.Paul (MN)10/30---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)10/306 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 33.3º N - 115.7º W
Holloman AFB (NM)10/302 h 55 mCONDUCTIVITY METER10 miles E of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, US
Holloman AFB (NM)10/301 h 40 mCONDUCTIVITY METERIn Pinon, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)10/318 h 25 mMOBY DICKIn Meeca, California
Pierre (SD)11/11 h 7 mANIMAL CAPSULE - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA30 miles E of Pierre, South Dakota, US
Tillamook (OR)11/226 h 35 mMOBY DICK18 miles NW of Pipestone, Minnesota, US
Pierre (SD)11/31 hANIMAL CAPSULE - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTAMiller, South Dakota, US
S.St.Paul (MN)11/3---GOPHER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)11/4---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)11/5---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)11/66 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 35.3º N - 118.4º W
Pierre (SD)11/108 hANIMAL CAPSULE - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTANear Iowa City, Iowa, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/10---DUMMY LOAD (50 GALLONS DRUM)Aborted flight. Hole discovered in balloon after removal of reefer
Edwards AFB (CA)11/117 h 35 mMOBY DICK30 miles N and 6 miles W of Kingman, Arizona
Camp Ripley (MN)11/11---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)11/11---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Moody AFB (GA)11/1110 h 40 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.8º N - 77.4º W
Camp Ripley (MN)11/12---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)11/12---GOPHER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Tillamook (OR)11/1315 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 49.2º N - 117.5º W
Pierre (SD)11/1320 hANIMAL CAPSULE - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTANear Cleveland, Ohio, US
Holloman AFB (NM)11/132 h 30 mDUMMY LOAD (50 GALLONS DRUM)Balloon failure in altitude. Impact 10 miles S of Ruidoso, New Mexico, US
NAAS Vernalis (CA)11/1515 h 42 mMOBY DICKIn Mazapil, Zacatecas State, Mexico
S.St.Paul (MN)11/17---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)11/17---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)11/171 h 50 mELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR10 miles S of Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)11/18---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)11/1816 h 35 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.3º N - 108.8º W
Holloman AFB (NM)11/204 hCO2 & C14 SAMPLING12 miles N of Denver City, Texas, US
Edwards AFB (CA)11/2829 h 10 mMOBY DICKIn Castello Branco, Fayal, Azores Islands
S.St.Paul (MN)11/30---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Moody AFB (GA)12/110 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 31.3º N - 78.3º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)12/216 h 10 mMOBY DICK19 miles NW of Albany, Texas, US
S.St.Paul (MN)12/2---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/6---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Sedalia AFB (MO)12/751 h 10 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 41.3º N - 70.2º W
NAAS Vernalis (CA)12/745 h 55 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 42.9º N - 70.8º W
Holloman AFB (NM)12/730 mPARACHUTE TEST GONDOLA4 miles NW of Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Sedalia AFB (MO)12/812 h 35 mMOBY DICKNear Center, Texas
Camp Ripley (MN)12/8---GOPHER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/88 h10 mELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR30 miles N of Hondo, New Mexico, US
Tillamook (OR)12/920 h 50 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 41.7º N - 123.6º W
Edwards AFB (CA)12/982 hMOBY DICKIn Half Moon Bay, Lake Ontario, Canada
Holloman AFB (NM)12/101 hELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR7 miles SE of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, US
Sedalia AFB (MO)12/118 h 30 mMOBY DICKNear Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Edwards AFB (CA)12/117 h 50 mMOBY DICKIn Mazatlan, Sinaloa State, Mexico
S.St.Paul (MN)12/12---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/13---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/14---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/14---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Edwards AFB (CA)12/1511 h 5 mMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.5º N - 110.0º W
Holloman AFB (NM)12/158 h 10 mELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR10 miles E of Heathden, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)12/16---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/16---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/16---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)12/1612 hANIMAL AEROMEDICAL CAPSULE37 miles E of El Paso, Texas, US
Tillamook (OR)12/1715 h 5 mMOBY DICKIn Alberta Province, Canada
Sedalia AFB (MO)12/1782 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 32.1º N - 76.9º W
S.St.Paul (MN)12/17---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)12/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Sedalia AFB (MO)12/1811 hMOBY DICKPayload lost. Last known position of the balloon in flight was 34.4º N - 85.7º W
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S.St.Paul (MN)12/20---TOASTMASTER--- No Data ---
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New Brighton (MN)12/237 hPAYLOAD UNKNOWNPeoria, Illinois, US
New Brighton (MN)12/23---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
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