Purpose of the flight and payload description

A experience on high altitude photography using a stabilized gondola propeled by a jet mechanism.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/30/1964
Launch site: Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (AFCRL)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Schjeldhal GT11 Dacron-Mylar scrim
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 7 h
Payload weight: 3142 pds

External references

Images of the mission

Launching of the APRE gondola from the Holloman Base in New Mexico

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