LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A NASA weather balloon appeared in the skies over Lubbock Friday night, generating dozens of emails, phone calls, and social media comments here at KCBD.
Our Chief Meteorologist John Robison identified the object in the northern sky as a NASA weather balloon out of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, launched from their Scientific Balloon Flight Facility.
You can learn more about the program and the facility here: http://stratocat.com.ar/bases/26e.htm
You can track the balloon here: http://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/ConvGps655N.htm
Friday night's balloon was over 22 miles high in the sky at an altitude of 116,700 feet as of 9 p.m.