Final Report Project 85006
GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN
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Fifteen flights were conducted, of which 4 were made with Winzen balloons and 11 with General Mills balloons. Scientific equipment was carried to high altitudes for the Univ. of Iowa, New York Univ., and the Univ. of chicago. The equipment of 3 universities included a Deacon rocket with nose cones outfitted to make cosmic-ray measurements, a neutron counter, and a photographic device, respectively. The flights were launched from the US Coast Guard cutter Eastwind in the North Baffin Bay and Kane Basin regions, between Greenland and northeastern Canada. Seven rocket launchings were carried out with complete balloon success, although the first 2 rockets failed to fire after reaching altitude.