Friday 15 October 2010

Don't try this at home...

Father and Son Launch iPhone, HD Video Camera into Space
By Adam Rosen (4:00 am, Oct. 12, 2010)
Taking their iPhone Where No iDevice Has Gone Before, a father and son in Newburgh, NY recently took a weekend science project to new heights.  Luke and Max Geissbuhlerattached an HD Video Camera, iPhone and some styrofoam packing to a weather balloon, then launched their homemade satellite on a journey that lasted 72 minutes and climbed over 100,000 feet into the atmosphere!
The resulting footage is stunning, and has been described as some of the best amateur space footage ever.  The weather balloon burst after reaching about 19 miles high, then plummeted back to Earth by parachute and landed in a tree.  TheiPhone’s on-board GPS helped located the equipment once it landed, undamaged and only 30 miles away from the launch site!

Go there to see the fantastic photos and video footage - and hands off my iphone!

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