Balloon space flight

A couple of guys attach a HD camera to a balloon and release it into the air, resulting in this video.
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+7 1. tastytim commented 11 years ago

Awesome!
But it made me dizzy... :P
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+3 2. Aliquantulus commented 11 years ago

If a balloon pops in (inner) space, and no one is there to hear it pop, does it make a sound?
Indeed it does! :D
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+21 3. patriotaus commented 11 years ago

this is where google gets their street view from
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+1 4. larsifarsi commented 11 years ago

:O wow definitely cool!!!! but how did you guys find the cam again
i guess there´s somekind of tracker?
and the cam was well packet i guess since it didn´t crack...
hmmm thought when things and shit goes to the space,the gravity would take over....or wasn´t it not far away enough???
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+3 5. MoT commented 11 years ago

#4 Wasn't high enough to leave the earth's atmosphere completely and no where near far enough for it to escape the power of Earth's gravity. Was very well packed - I'm amazed the camera caught it all flawlessly too in all the extremes it went through.

Great video.
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+3 6. donatelo commented 11 years ago

I would like to know how far they had to travel to retrieve it.

really cool vid...thanks guys ;)
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-2 7. ShikaRyu commented 11 years ago

that was really Awesome the first cam to go to space xD i mean only of course lol
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+2 8. tastytim commented 11 years ago

Theres all the info in the link provided under the title. O:)
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+4 9. 95731 commented 11 years ago

wow.... very nice i should find some time to do this sometime xD
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+4 10. Electric_snot commented 11 years ago

*How the weather up there?*
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-4 11. nubidu commented 11 years ago

I would not buy the "HD" camera they were using.
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+4 12. NathaneM commented 11 years ago

kudos, a successful experiment.
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-3 13. SpikedSilver commented 11 years ago

and someone called the cops... "look there,its an ufo"
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+2 14. Griffen commented 11 years ago

Be great if that landed in your backgarden - you could edit the video by dressing up as an alien and adding some footage in just before the balloon pops. That'd give them something to talk about >:) Great video
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+9 15. Zoooidberg commented 11 years ago

#6 "89 miles from the launch site after a 3 hr. & 56 min. flight" (from the webpage in the description of this video).

"The balloon and camera were launched at 7:44 AM, the balloon burst at 10:51 AM at 107,145 ft. and the camera landed via parachute at 11:40 AM, 89 miles from the launch site after a 3 hr. & 56 min. flight. The camera recorded a total of 4 hrs. & 22 min. of Hi-Def Video before it stopped recording 53 secs after landing, when its 32GB of memory was full. The only thing better would have been if the camera had recorded for several minutes more to captured the sound of us approaching and video of us opening its container."
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-9 16. Zoooidberg commented 11 years ago

#6 "89 miles from the launch site after a 3 hr. & 56 min. flight" (from the webpage in the description of this video).

"The balloon and camera were launched at 7:44 AM, the balloon burst at 10:51 AM at 107,145 ft. and the camera landed via parachute at 11:40 AM, 89 miles from the launch site after a 3 hr. & 56 min. flight. The camera recorded a total of 4 hrs. & 22 min. of Hi-Def Video before it stopped recording 53 secs after landing, when its 32GB of memory was full. The only thing better would have been if the camera had recorded for several minutes more to captured the sound of us approaching and video of us opening its container."
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-2 17. Zoooidberg commented 11 years ago

Ups sorry. The page lagged :'(
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+3 18. badboy007 commented 11 years ago

thats cool but how the hell did you find the camera ????? and hwo did the parachute open ?
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+2 19. MiNo commented 11 years ago

Bad landing..
all that open space and it had to fall on a tree.
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-1 20. mmmendal commented 11 years ago

#2 I think what we heard was the sound from camera rubbing against its casing. However since there is still air at that altitude there is a potential for the sound wave propagation as well just not as strong as in normal conditions.
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-1 21. makbeth commented 11 years ago

#4 it is impossible to escape the Earths gravity. This is a common misconception where weightlessness is confused with the absence of gravity. Although gravity effects objects less and less the futher away they are there will always be a tiny force acting upon the object. Weightlessness is caused by the fact that you are falling at the same rate as the vessel you are in. Ojects in orbit maintain their altitude by using the centrifugal force of moving around the planet, but will eventually fall back to earth.
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+1 22. saionebeat commented 11 years ago

i just wanna know one thing. if im not mistaken when something so little as a pebble drops from that hight does it not reach such a speed that like a astroid it is red hot and could possibly make a whole where ever it drops or is that a stupid question. just curious.
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+4 23. Sizzlik (admin) commented 11 years ago

Awesome footage...but..wouldnt be funny when you walk along the street..thinking of nothing and a camera drops on your head :P
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+3 24. angrytattedguy commented 11 years ago

Unfortunately i was drinking kesslers while watching this so now i feel kinda dizzy but that was freakin sweeeeeeet.
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-3 25. tifmasta commented 11 years ago

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+4 26. Blah commented 11 years ago

I would like to know what kind of balloon this was and where to get one. Also what was the weight of the camera, could another object.... say a tiny, super annoying, barking Chihuahua owned by my sister be attached to it instead? I wont be needing the parachute either. ;)
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+2 27. NoNameMcGee commented 11 years ago

lol #26 AND #3
:D
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+3 28. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

When will there be a manned balloon expedition?