The Cheapest Way To Film The Planet


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After 8 months of research, Luke Geissbuhler and his kids attached a HD camera to a weather balloon and sent it up from Newburgh in Orange County, New York.

In 70 minutes, the rig had risen 30km into the upper stratosphere, where the balloon burst and the camera fell back to earth, deploying a chute and landing safely, having recorded the curvature of the planet and the blackness of space beyond.

Take that, Virgin Galactic.


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