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.