I’m always fascinated by pictures of the edge of the space taken using weather balloons. It is not really difficult to do this. Few weeks ago, 2 teens from Canada send a Legoman to the edge of space.
The 2 teens spent $400 on materials and four months on the project. The weather balloon is estimated to have reached 24km above sea level. The journey took 97 minutes and the camera landed 122km away from its initial launch site. They managed to recover the camera and got these amazing photos.
How I wish I could do something like this one day. But it’s not really possible to do it in Singapore as the camera will most likely land somewhere in the sea or another country.
This is the time lapse sequences of photographs taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, shot at an altitude of around 350 km.
The world is beautiful…..
I’m always amazed with people sending image capturing devices into space with weather balloon. So far, most of them were using small devices like mobile phones or flip cam. Except this 2 guys from Cygnus Project who decided to send a Nikon D300s into space.
YES, a freaking DSLR.
Check out their Flickr photostream.
Follow their Facebook page for more updates. It seems like they lost the camera during the 2nd launch. Hope they find it back soon.
PS: How I wish I could do something similar some day. But don’t think it’s possible in Singapore since we are surrounded by water.