postheadericon Footage Filmed by a Camera Hanging from a Weather Balloon

Here’s a very cool video that was compiled from footage from an HD camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere. The video was created by the Brooklyn Space Program: an organization formed by a group of friends in New York City interested in scientific experiments, engineering, design, and education. The group was founded by Luke Geissbühler. It took them 8 months of research and testing to pull if off.

A couple of interesting quotes and facts from the movie:

[The camera] would have to survive 100 mph winds, temperatures of 60 degrees [Fahrenheit] below zero, speeds of over a 150 mph, and the high risk of a water landing.

To retrieve the craft, it would need to deploy a parachute, descend through the clouds and transmit a GPS coordinate to a cell phone tower.

Then we have to find it.

Needless to say, there are a lot of variables to overcome.

Original video can be found here: http://vimeo.com/15091562
Brooklyn Space Program: http://www.brooklynspaceprogram.org/
Luke Geissbühler: http://www.lukegeissbuhler.com

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