Track research balloon passing over Lubbock

Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 8:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 8:50 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock skywatchers are wondering about a weather balloon spotted over West Lubbock on Wednesday.

KCBD’s Adam Young says, “NASA releases large upper atmosphere research balloons out of Fort Sumner this time of year. Not a lot of people know they have a small facility at the airport there. Occasionally they’ll drift our way.”

You can track the balloon’s path on this tracker from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility here:

Or visit their main page at: NASA - Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility

If you are curious about the bright balloon in the sky💡 This is a large NASA high-altitude research balloon out of Fort...

Posted by Shania Jackson KCBD on Wednesday, September 27, 2023