Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/8/1967
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 2,940,000 cuft (0.7 Mil)
Flight identification number: 290P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/8/1967
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h
Landing site: Flight terminated early to avoid Gulf of Mexico landing
Payload weight: 403 lbs

Successful flight.

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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