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Thursday, September 24, 2009

First amatuer HD video from the edge of space!

Check THIS out!

The balloon and camera were launched at 7:44 AM, the balloon burst at 10:51 AM at 107,145 ft. and the camera landed via parachute at 11:40 AM, 89 miles from the launch site after a 3 hr. & 56 min. flight. The camera recorded a total of 4 hrs. & 22 min. of Hi-Def Video before it stopped recording 53 secs after landing, when its 32GB of memory was full. The only thing better would have been if the camera had recorded for several minutes more to captured the sound of us approaching and video of us opening its container.

It's amazing what you can get up to with the technology we have today... 40 years ago, this would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to accomplish! We are truly living in the future.

Here's a truncated version of the video with all the high points of the voyage:



Just plain cool.

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5 Comments:

At 9/25/2009 7:52 AM, Blogger spider-man-boy said...

i want to got to space really bad

 
At 9/25/2009 9:03 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Get yourself a bunch of weather balloons, a tank of oxygen and a heated jumpsuit and you're good to go!

 
At 9/28/2009 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time they should strap a monkey onto the balloon to hold the camera steady so I don't get dizzy watching the movie!!!

 
At 9/28/2009 11:09 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Tell me about it! Give the monkey some stabilizing fins or something!

 
At 10/02/2009 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor chim chim! What will Spritle do with out him?!?!? Maybe he will finally interract with other kids of his own species!!!

 

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