Monday, October 04, 2010

How cool is this?

A family sent a video camera into space using simple materials (and an iPhone):

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

(as seen at Pacing the Panic Room)


Andy Jones said...

I watched the entire video. I enjoyed the sense of vertigo from being so far into space, and then hurtling back down to earth.

Thanks for sharing this.


Jeff Mather said...

That's really amazing!

I want to go to space...

Exl Blogger said...

A group in Cambodia did something like this. They had to bring in the helium from Thailand, and the recovery teams had to get land-mine safety training. They did get some amazing footage though:

They have some links on Youtube if you want to learn more.

Thanks to modern computers and camera technology, just about anyone can have a space program, at least while the helium lasts.