Up; sending a burger box into space.
The mission was to attach a HD video camera to a weather balloon and send it into the upper stratosphere to film the blackness beyond our earth.
Eventually, the balloon will grow from lack of atmospheric pressure, burst and begin to fall. It would have to survive 100mph winds, temperatures of -60, speeds of 150mph and the high risk of a water landing.
To retrieve the craft, it would need to deploy a parachute, descend through the clouds and transmit a GPS co-ordinate to a cell phone tower.
Then we have to find it.
Wow amazing. But i have to say it made me little dizzy.
blown away by the simple, creative genius of this space project...and makes me consider how very close to the edge of it all we really are! lovely, lovely project.
What a cool home science experiment!
it's amazing, it's not space though, just the edges of it.
A regular family sends their camera and iphone into OUTER FRICKIN' SPACE. Amazing video footage.
This is excellent.
Video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the
upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space.