RESEARCH BALLOONS VISIBLE SOUTHWEST OF AMARILLO. 

THE NASA RESEARCH FACILITY NEAR FORT SUMNER NEW MEXICO HAS
LAUNCHED A PAIR OF HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH BALLOONS WHICH ARE QUITE
VISIBLE IN THE SKY AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE VISIBLE FOR SOME TIME
AFTER SUNSET. THESE BALLOONS ARE LOCATED OVER 110000 FT IN ELEVATION.

AT 8 PM THESE BALLOONS WERE LOCATED AT APPROXIMATELY 115 THOUSAND
FEET. ONE WAS LOCATED NEAR CANYON TEXAS AND THE OTHER NEAR CLOVIS
NEW MEXICO.

DEPENDING ON UPPER LEVEL WIND CONDITIONS...THESE BALLOONS MAY
AGAIN BE VISIBLE FOR A FEW DAYS ESPECIALLY AROUND SUNRISE AND SUNSET.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE COLUMBIA SCIENTIFIC BALLOON
FACILITY AT HTTP://TOWERFTS.CSBF.NASA.GOV

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