Purpose of the flight and payload description

Aerodynamical test of the Voyager - Mars aeroshell falling in free fall from a balloon launched from Holloman.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/22/1967
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  
Flight identification number: H67-65

The aim of the test was to study the aerodynamical behavior of the craft.

External references

Images of the mission

The aeroshell of a NASA Voyager-Mars space probe just prior to launch.

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