Purpose of the flight and payload description

Sci Flight # 1

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 3/1/1963 at 17:41 cst
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: Vitro Laboratories
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/2/1963
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 11 h 30 m
Landing site: Near Pulaski, Tenessee, US
Payload weight: 5000 pounds

External references

Images of the mission

 

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