The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF), located in
Palestine, Texas, is a
NASA facility managed by
Orbital Sciences Corporation.
The contract to manage the facility is administered by the
Office at Wallops Flight Facility
of Goddard Space Flight Center
We provide the
services of launching large (400 ft. dia), unmanned, high altitude (120,000
ft.), research balloons;
tracking, and recovering the scientific experiments suspended beneath them,
for NASA centers and universities from all over the world.
NASA/CSBF: The Scientific
Ballooning Story (20 minute video)