Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 10/19/1973
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 424.755 m3 (17.78 Microns - Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 793P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/19/1973
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 9 h 30 m
Payload weight: 1030 KGs.

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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