Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/9/1972
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 Winzen - 569.455 m3 (12.70 microns Cap. 22.86 microns Stratofilm)
Balloon serial number: Serial Nº 1
Flight identification number: 673P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/9/1972
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 10 h 40 m
Payload weight: 534 kgs

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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