DIY balloon camera photos from 90,000 feet


16 Responses to “DIY balloon camera photos from 90,000 feet”

  1. habbi1974 says:

    oooh! how come no one thought this before?

  2. show me says:

    Yeah, this is really cool and all, and I love seeing the pictures and stuff, but it seems like someone does this every other week or so now.

  3. avery says:

    You got a weather balloon… with points?!

  4. Marcelo Teson says:

    Yeah it’s done and done and done, but it’s an awesome experience for the kids who do it. I teach at a middle school in Austin, TX and we’re doing it next month. They’re freaking out about it, especially since no one gives two shits about science education these days.

  5. Editz says:

    When will we see photos of one of these things getting sucked into the engine of a commercial airliner?

  6. Lobster says:


  7. ChicagoD says:

    Next iteration is to take the camera out and put a high school student in.

  8. thefunkysoulone says:

    these photos are pretty cool. my favourite example is the space funeral as in this link to a tv show in the UK, which i think is a very goood idea and could be quite commercial.

  9. C.J. Hayes says:

    At first I read it as “a terrific organization that teaches … to undeserved young people,” and I really had to question the logic of the endeavor.

  10. Eric Blumenau says:

    That foggy part stretching to the horizon is the Presidio, otherwise I’d be able to see my house from here.  How do they retrieve their balloon?  That thin stretch of land in the bottom right looks like Panama.

  11. what the hell is an undeserved young person?

  12. OoerictoO says:

    everyone knows that the “curvature of the earth” is a conspiracy between scientists and camera manufacturers!  #curvedenialist

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