DIY balloon sent up 30km

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7 Responses to “DIY balloon sent up 30km”

  1. sexyrobot says:

    ok, i know this is probably totally unreasonable, but can i be allowed to view this success as only the first step in establishing a cloud city (a la empire strikes back) in the sky?

    please?

  2. Fnarf says:

    What happens if a plane hits one of these things?

  3. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    If the plane is smaller than a hydrogen molecule, it might pass through the balloon without causing any damage.

  4. humanclone says:

    sell this video to google….larry might pay you big chunk for your clip!

  5. nicheplayer says:

    Man can send a GPS unit and a Canon digicam into space, but his server can’t handle the traffic from BoingBoing. What a comment on our modern world.

  6. zhuhongyuan says:

    God bless those willing to take risk proving thier unique knowlage and skills ~!

  7. Nelson.C says:

    A friend of mine did post-grad work on signal processing for a balloon-mounted x-ray telescope (balloon-mounted so that it would get above the atmosphere). Unfortunately, on its maiden flight the telescope prematurely separated from its balloon and the parachute failed to deploy, so it smashed to pieces on the desert floor, having failed to gather any data at all.

    So sympathies to everyone who’s lost a camera this way, but count your blessings that it was just a cheap digital camera, and not something more expensive.

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