Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 1/14/1965 at 13:18 mst
Launch site: Page Airport, Arizona, US  
Balloon launched by: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Schjeldahl 1.500.000 cuft
Flight identification number: 97PT
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 1/14/1965
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5h 30m
Landing site: 10 miles NE from Needles, California, US
Payload weight: 1.500 lbs

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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