Sunday, June 20, 2010

colin rich /// camera-balloon

Pacific Star II from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

Colin Rich constructed a homemade camera-balloon that reached about 24 miles in altitude. The pictures in the above video are breathtaking. And to put a few things in perspective:

(1) The U.S designates people who travel above an altitude of 50 miles (80 km) as astronauts.

(2) 24 miles (126720 ft) is about three times higher than the altitude of most commercial flights.

(3) 25 miles is above 99.95% of the Earth's atmosphere.

Very awesome.

via Huff Post
via the Atlantic
via GOOD


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