National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Records, 1962-1987 | National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives
The National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Records document the early days of the NSBF while it was managed by NCAR. Records illuminate the logistics of conducting balloon flights abroad and at home, particularity during the Cold War era. The collection offers a window into instrumentation, modifications, and issues with balloons and electronics packages. The collection includes correspondence, memos, budgets, reports, proposals, and papers.
Selections from this collection are available online.
Series 1: "Old Balloon Files", 1962-1984
Series 2: Administrative, 1964-1987
Series 3: Papers, Proposals, and Reports, 1961-1980, undated
Series 4: Policies and Procedures, 1976, 1985