June 15, 2011

Video: A DIY Space Balloon

Luke Geissbühler & his kids sent their homemade weather balloon & camera rig (packed inside a foam take-out container!) up 100,000 feet, right to the edge of space. It makes for some surprisingly captivating filmmaking.

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Posted by John Nack at 8:07 AM on June 15, 2011

Comments

  • Ben Hansen — 8:32 AM on June 15, 2011

    Neat!

  • Michael — 8:57 AM on June 15, 2011

    Super cool!!

  • Mike — 10:38 AM on June 15, 2011

    Everybody’s doing it!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-13539835

  • 232323 — 11:12 AM on June 15, 2011

    is this legal?

    i mean when a jet is hitting the ballon and it get´s into the engine it would be a mess…..

  • Russell Brown — 5:02 PM on June 15, 2011

    So wonderful!
    I made a donation for the next space flight.

    [Cool--thanks, Russell. --J.]

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