Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/10/1979 at 00:15 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 206.147 m3 (12.70 microns - Stratofilm) - SF 261.78-050-NSCHR-01
Balloon serial number: W 7.28-1-02
Flight identification number: 1164P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/10/1979 at 12:27 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 8 h 30 m
Landing site: 11 miles NNW of Wink, Texas, US
Payload weight: 934 kgs.

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