In the table below you will find the records of stratospheric balloons launched from different countries and places during 1956, 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
New Brighton (MN)1/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)1/8---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Kadena AB1/9---WHITE CLOUD--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/10---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Giebelstadt AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Incirlik AFB1/10---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAS Evanton1/12---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Gardermoen AFB1/13---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Gardermoen AFB1/13---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Gardermoen AFB1/13---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/13---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)1/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)1/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone1/20---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone1/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)1/23---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)1/25---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)1/25?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYIn the Holloman base
New Brighton (MN)1/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)2/3---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Gardermoen AFB2/3---WS-119L (GENETRIX)--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/6F 6 hEMULSION STACKIn Kirbyville, Texas, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/8?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY20 miles south of Roswell, New Mexico, US
S.St.Paul (MN)2/912 h 44 mMANHIGH CAPSULE - INSULATION TESTPayload not recovered
Panama Canal Zone2/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Chicago (IL)2/18---NEUTRON COUNTER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)2/20---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)2/21?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYIn the Holloman base
Holloman AFB (NM)2/21?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY20 miles E of Dunkin, New Mexico, US
Chicago (IL)2/23---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Chicago (IL)2/23---EMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
Chicago (IL)2/23---NEUTRON COUNTERIn Libertyville, Kentucky
New Brighton (MN)2/235 hDOUBLE COINCIDENCE TELESCOPE COUNTER--- No Data ---
Iowa City (IA)2/233 hGEIGER COUNTER--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)2/24---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/27---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/28---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)2/29---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone3/3---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone3/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)3/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)3/13---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Iowa City (IA)3/13---SCINTILLATION + CERENKOV COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)3/14---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone3/14---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Iowa City (IA)3/20---SCINTILLATION + CERENKOV COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/22---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)3/23---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/26---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone3/28---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)3/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)4/3---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone4/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)4/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone4/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone4/9---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/9---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone4/10---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/10---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)4/204 h 24 mMANHIGH CAPSULE - PARACHUTE TEST5 Miles NW of Austin, Minnesota, US
Baurú Airport (SP)4/26---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)4/27---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)4/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone5/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/14---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone5/15---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Waukon (IA)5/17 COSMIC RAY DETECTOR--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)5/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)5/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/18?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)5/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Camp Ripley (MN)5/19---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)5/20---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone5/22---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)5/22?ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)5/27---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/??---HURRICANE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone6/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)6/1---CAMERA--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/2---HURRICANE BALLOON--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/224 h 40 mCOSMIC RAY EXPERIMENT18 miles S of Rapid City, South Dakota, US
St.Croix River (MN)6/5---HURRICANE BALLOON--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/8---BARBERSHOP MISSILE TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone6/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/14---HURRICANE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone6/15---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/19---BARBERSHOP MISSILE TEST--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)6/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)6/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Croix River (MN)6/22---HURRICANE BALLOON--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)6/23---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)6/24---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)6/29---VUELO TRIPULADO--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)6/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/2---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone7/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/6---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone7/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)7/10---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)7/11---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)7/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)7/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/17---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
USS Colonial7/18---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)7/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/19---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Baurú Airport (SP)7/20---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/20---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
USS Colonial7/21---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Baurú Airport (SP)7/22---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/22---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Goodfellow AFB (TX)7/22---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)7/23---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/24---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Thule7/25---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/25---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
S.St.Paul (MN)7/26---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/26---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Thule7/27---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
USS Colonial7/27---ROCKOON (Rocket-Balloon)Payload no recoverable
Thule7/28---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Thule7/31---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
Hideaway (MN?)7/31---VUELO TRIPULADO--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone8/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Hideaway (MN?)8/1---VUELO TRIPULADO--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
Thule8/2---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)8/2---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
Thule8/5---IONIZATION CHAMBER--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)8/6---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone8/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/9---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/10---STRATOLAB LOW I (Lewis - Ross)--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/13---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)8/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)8/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)8/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)8/20---STRATOLAB--- No Data ---
S.St.Paul (MN)8/21---CERENKOV + SCINTILLATION + GEIGER COUNTERS--- No Data ---
Holloman AFB (NM)8/21---ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMYIn the Holloman base
Goodfellow AFB (TX)8/25---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)8/29---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)8/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Kobe9/1F 3 h 45 mEMULSION STACK--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone9/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone9/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/6---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/7---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
International Falls (MN)9/7---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)9/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)9/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)9/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Austin (MN)9/12---SKYPAK 260 (x12)--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/14---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)9/15---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)9/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)9/18---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/188 hEMULSION PLATES--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/18---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Cardington9/20---WATER VAPOUR AND CO2 SAMPLING--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)9/23---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Parker (SD)9/249 h 30 mGRATING SPECTROGRAPH20 miles SE of Huron, South Dakota, US
New Brighton (MN)9/246 h 15 mSTRATOLAB LOW II (Froelich - Lang)Near Cresco, Iowa, US
Kirksville (MO)9/28---COSMIC RAY COUNTERS + EMULSIONS--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)10/2---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/2---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone10/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)10/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/5---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/11---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone10/15---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone10/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)10/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
NAAS Vernalis (CA)10/21---PAYLOAD UNKNOWNNear Modesto, California, US
Panama Canal Zone10/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)10/22---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)10/26---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)10/29---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)10/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone11/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)11/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone11/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
St.Cloud (MN)11/2---SKYPAK 130 + SKYPAK 260--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/6---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Stratobowl (SD)11/8---STRATOLAB HIGH I (Lewis - Ross)Near Bownlee, Nebraska, US
S.St.Paul (MN)11/9---BARBERSHOP--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/9---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/13---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)11/13---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)11/17---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone11/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)11/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/23---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)11/25---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone11/27---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)11/27---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)11/28---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)11/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
France AFB, Panama12/1---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)12/2---PAYLOAD UNKNOWN--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone12/4---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/8---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Panama Canal Zone12/10---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/10---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/12---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/13---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/14---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/15---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/16---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Crosby (MN)12/172 h 12 mMANHIGH CAPSULE TRANSPORTING ANIMALSRice Lake, Winsconsin, US
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/17---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/19---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
New Brighton (MN)12/20---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Goodfellow AFB (TX)12/21---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/28---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/29---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---
Baurú Airport (SP)12/30---GRAB BAG--- No Data ---