Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/7/1979 at 00:42 utc
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 119.214 m3 (15.24 microns - Stratofilm) - SF 217.48-060-NSCHR-03
Balloon serial number: W 4.21-1-11
Flight identification number: 1163P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/7/1979 at 13:30 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 10 h
Landing site: 10 miles N of Comstock, Texas, US
Payload weight: 1294 kgs.

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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