Video From A Homemade Spacecraft

Did you know that it was this cheap and easy to build and launch your own spacecraft? One New York resident went ahead and did it. Video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space.

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  • TheInCircuit

    Technically it never actually reached space…

    Space starts at about 62 miles from the surface and this thing only made it to 18.9 miles…

  • TheInCircuit

    Technically it never actually reached space…

    Space starts at about 62 miles from the surface and this thing only made it to 18.9 miles…

  • Wizard

    You should be so proud. What a great thing to do with your boys.

  • Wizard

    You should be so proud. What a great thing to do with your boys.

  • Languageexpressions

    Truly Excellent!!! What a fun and educational project to research and execute so nicely with your son.
    I’m inspired! Will see if I can match your accomplishment in the future.

  • Languageexpressions

    Truly Excellent!!! What a fun and educational project to research and execute so nicely with your son.
    I’m inspired! Will see if I can match your accomplishment in the future.

  • Nick AMIMechE

    Brilliant stuff, taking after the guy who did it in England last year i guess? I might give it a go myself!

  • Nick AMIMechE

    Brilliant stuff, taking after the guy who did it in England last year i guess? I might give it a go myself!

  • !?

    WOW that was totaly amazing!

  • !?

    WOW that was totaly amazing!

  • gemmarama

    what a dad.

  • gemmarama

    what a dad.

  • Hoogle

    Those kids are gonna be the first men on Mars

  • Hoogle

    Those kids are gonna be the first men on Mars

  • Fred

    19 miles isn’t space yet. Just stratosphere, but impressive anyway.

  • Fred

    19 miles isn’t space yet. Just stratosphere, but impressive anyway.

  • Browski

    Just amazing that one small family can reach out and poke a little curious finger into the depths of space!

  • Browski

    Just amazing that one small family can reach out and poke a little curious finger into the depths of space!

  • Andfranklin

    I wonder, If you strapped several partially inflated weather balloons accompanying the normally inflated one would it continue to rise after the primary ballon burst? Does anyone know?

  • Andfranklin

    I wonder, If you strapped several partially inflated weather balloons accompanying the normally inflated one would it continue to rise after the primary ballon burst? Does anyone know?

  • Clausrr1

    Actaully a group of high schoolers from
    Spain did this too, and much more professionally, recording athmospheric data, a much better balloon and a much better isolation. You are not so great.

    • tellit

      You know, who really cares if the balloon only made in 19 miles up, the fact of the matter is this guy is getting his kids involved in something interesting, something they may want to pursue in the future. Get a life and actually go outside for a bit instead of sitting on your ass telling others what they could’ve done better.

  • Clausrr1

    Actaully a group of high schoolers from
    Spain did this too, and much more professionally, recording athmospheric data, a much better balloon and a much better isolation. You are not so great.

  • tellit

    You know, who really cares if the balloon only made in 19 miles up, the fact of the matter is this guy is getting his kids involved in something interesting, something they may want to pursue in the future. Get a life and actually go outside for a bit instead of sitting on your ass telling others what they could’ve done better.

  • http://twitter.com/rnazariocolon the #1 Hater

    This is fantastic. Great learning project. Coolest thing a dad can do with his son. Congratulations on so many levels.

  • http://twitter.com/rnazariocolon Ricardo NC

    This is fantastic. Great learning project. Coolest thing a dad can do with his son. Congratulations on so many levels.

  • Blah

    Why is it that the curvature of the Earth and sky invert when the camera is upside down? Shouldnt it stay the same if it is real or was it created with a lens?

    Also, could this have damaged aircraft on its way up and/or possibly hurt someone if it landed on them?

  • Blah

    Why is it that the curvature of the Earth and sky invert when the camera is upside down? Shouldnt it stay the same if it is real or was it created with a lens?

    Also, could this have damaged aircraft on its way up and/or possibly hurt someone if it landed on them?

  • releasethedogs

    I would build one of these in a heartbeat if it was not for the fact it would land in North Korea and start WWIII. Maybe when I get back to Arizona.
    Amazing!

  • Anonymous

    I would build one of these in a heartbeat if it was not for the fact it would land in North Korea and start WWIII. Maybe when I get back to Arizona.
    Amazing!

  • manitoidman

    Super Awesome!!!
    Good going Dad!
    If more Fathers were like this with their kids the world would be a much better place!

  • Anonymous

    Super Awesome!!!
    Good going Dad!
    If more Fathers were like this with their kids the world would be a much better place!

  • Phillip McKenzie

    AWESOME!!!

  • Phillip McKenzie

    AWESOME!!!

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