Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 12/13/1976 at 8:26 local
Launch site: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by:  
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 2.900.000 cuft
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 12/13/1976 at 10:45 local
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2 h 20 m
Landing site: Test aborted over White Sands due to cloud coverage in the drop zone. Package recovered

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

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