Communion Of Dreams

“This thing went to space.”
September 29, 2010, 9:03 pm
Filed under: Science, Space, tech, YouTube

OK, as you might guess from my BBTI project, I am a sucker for “homebrew science”. I love people who are willing to spend some time and a little money to sort out the various issues and make use of current tech in order to do their own type of research, just for shits and giggles.

This is one such project: using a weather balloon, a digital video camera, and an iPhone, combined with a bit of styrofoam and ingenuity, these guys sent a camera into the edge of space – to some 100,000 feet. And then they recovered the camera, which landed just 30 miles from their launch point, thanks to the GPS tracking of the iPhone.

Now, how cool is that?

My hat’s off to you, Luke Geissbuhler & crew.

Jim Downey

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