Purpose of the flight and payload description

Sci Flight # 2

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/26/1963 at 16:00 cst
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: Vitro Laboratories
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Schjeldhal - Launch: 300.000 cuft (0.5 mil) Main: 5.250.000 cuft (0.35 mil Dacron & Mylar scrim)
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/27/1963 at 6:30
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 17 h
Landing site: Near Kosciusko, Mississippi, US
Payload weight: 5000 pounds

External references

Images of the mission


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