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The Florida State University is involved in a research project that includes the launching of weather balloons with a small payload of scientific instruments attached.
The instrument payload consists of a white Styrofoam box, white cardboard box and an orange parachute that is deployed after the balloon bursts. Each payload is labeled with NASA and the FSU logos and a telephone number for returning the instruments.
The instruments measure ozone from the surface up to 100,000 feet. Data is collected by radio while the balloon is in flight, but the return of the instruments allows the materials to be used again.
A $30 reward is offered for the return of the instruments.
If you find the weather instrument package on the ground it is harmless. Information about returning it is contained on the package.