Homemade Spacecraft

Luke Geissbuhler took this video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space. Is this for real? (jaw drop)

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

(via brainpicker)

13 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Thank you very much for this post, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a log time. :)

  2. Amazing idea, great execution … too cool for words!

  3. This just made my day!

  4. Just mind blowing. Wow!

  5. Gotta Check out Yavin IV, from Minneapolis interactive agency Sevnthsin. http://YavinIV.sevnthsin.com

  6. Wonderful. And from Brooklyn! Now, what additional equipment does one need to launch a human for a short trip to space. I think we can do it cheaper than Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

  7. There are a couple groups that have done this – I think these guys did a better job:
    http://www.pacificstarflight.com/Pacific_Star/Pacific_Star.html

  8. Check out http://hollandshoogte.wordpress.com/ — a similar project that had a launch in August. The page details all the hardware used and preparations that were taken.

  9. wonderful nice thank you.

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