Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 10/31/1966
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 Schjeldhal Main 3.200.000 cuft (GT-12) Top 147.000 cuft (GT-11) Mylar Scrim
Flight identification number: 261P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/31/1966
Landing site: Flight aborted before launch; wind at top balloon level
Payload weight: 4479 lbs.

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