Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/6/1981 at 00:01 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-04
Balloon serial number: W4.211-1-14
Flight identification number: 1256P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/6/1981 at 12:40 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 15 h 50 m
Landing site: 20 miles SE of Pecos, Texas, US
Payload weight: 966 kgs.

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