Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/20/1976
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 612.093 m3 (22.86 microns - Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 969P
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 40 h
Payload weight: 3011.5 kgs.

(*) Important Note: There is a confusion in the dates published in the papers regarding the date of the balloon flight. After checking the National Balloon Facility Records for the epoch, we concluded that the correct date of the flight was May 20, 1975

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