Purpose of the flight and payload description

A NASA prototype of an airplane that someday may fly over Mars successfully completed a high-altitude flight test

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/9/2001
Launch site: Naval Air Station Tillamook, Oregon, US  
Balloon launched by: NASA / GSSL Inc.(?)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/9/2001
Landing site: Tillamook Airport, Oregon, US

External references

Images of the mission

Final balloon integration of Kitty Hawk 3 Kitty Hawk 3 being lifted by helium balloon Kitty Hawk 3  circling downwind over Tillamook Airport

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