Purpose of the flight and payload description
The instrument took air samples as the balloon ascended to an altitude of approximately 90,000 feet.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 8/21/1998 at 10:42 utc
Launch site: Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, US
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-0.197-.8/0-NHR
Balloon serial number: R0.197-0-04
Flight identification number: 457N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/21/1998 at 12:19 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2h 18 m
Landing site: 5 miles SE of Quimby, Virgina, US
- NASA Balloon Flights (1989-1998) in NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. VII: NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight, and Space Science, 1989-1998
- NASA Wallops Flight Facility Launches Student Balloons Inside Wallops - Volume XIX-98 Number 31 August 24, 1998
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