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Father & Son DIY Satellite Captures HD Video from 100,000 ft.

Written by Nancy Atkinson and published by Matt on Thu Oct 7, 2010 8:46 am via: Universetoday
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Amateur rocketeers Luke Geissbuhler and his son Max launched their own DIY satellite via a weather balloon from New York, and using an HD video camera captured some amazing video of the contraption’s rise to near the edge of space  (closer than a lot of us will ever get, anyway….) and its plummeting fall.

You gotta love their enthusiasm and their “flight tests” at the beginning of the video. It might help that the Dad is a photographer that works in Hollywood films,  but then again, I think Max’s countdown and lollipop was the real impetus behind the successful mission. They were able to track the device with GPS, and recover the camera. Lucky for us!

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Really nice! Reminds me of that show "Les pieds dans la marge" who sent a poutine into space! =D
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