Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/23/1964 at 19:39 cst
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 8.500.000 cuft (0.75 MIL)
Flight identification number: 43P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/23/1964
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 1 h
Landing site: Balloon burst at 48.500 ft
Payload weight: 202 lbs

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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