Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/11/1965 at 19:02 cst
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 3.980.000 cuft (1.0 MIL. Stratofilm)
Balloon serial number: hay imágenes - completar
Flight identification number: 122P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/11/1965
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 12h
Landing site: 10 miles N of Lometa, Texas, US
Payload weight: 707 lbs

External references

Images of the mission

The purpose of the flight was to measure ultraviolet radiation from the Moon at different wavelengths. Here team members lay the balloon out on the ground before it is filled with helium. (copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Team members fill the balloon with helium in preparation for a sunset launch (Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Filling of the balloon with helium continues. The bubble is erected. (Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Filling of the balloon with helium almost finished.  (Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

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