FATHER & SON SPACE PROGRAM: iPhone + Balloon = High Earth Orbit Awesomeness

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE: In a burst of science-is-fun educational invention, a Brooklyn dad built a carrier for an iPhone (the current model) and an HD video camera, out of a takeout box, tied it to a weather balloon, and let it go with the camera running. It reached a height of nineteen miles, or about 100,000 feet, which is high enough to show the earth’s curvature and a black sky above the atmosphere. MORE

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