Father and son film stratosphere with home-made spacecraft

Is this not a great science project? Sure, dad probably did a significant amount of work but for seven-year-old Max, this will be an “adventure” he’ll remember for evah.

From Yahoo! Green. So, what are you doing with your kids this weekend?

The father-and-son team from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high into the stratosphere, bringing back perhaps the most impressive amateur space footage ever. The amazing footage starts at 2:35 minutes in the video below.

The duo housed the video camera, iPhone, and GPS equipment in a specially designed insulated casing, along with some hand-warmers and a note from Max requesting its safe return from whomever may find it after making it back to solid ground. All told, father and son spent eight months preparing for their homemade journey into space, in hopes of filming “the blackness beyond our earth.”

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. TomL on October 9, 2010 at 5:05 am

    That is so cool

  2. Dimsdale on October 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Now THAT is a science fair project!  And I wouldn't mind if the parents helped on this one!

  3. Anne-EH on October 9, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Steve, this was both a FUN and EDUCATIONAL video! :)=^..^=

  4. JollyRoger on October 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    What is wrong with you people!? DICK Blumenthal will investigate this incident to see whether appropriate flight plans were filed, permits and licenses paid for, the kid was white with blond hair- so there might be some radical Tea Party affiliation, was there a Gadsen flag on that balloon, was it latex free, were birds harmed, did a Tree-Warden check the tree for damage, this may have been a dry run for something more sinister…  Surely this is a rogue child-scientist in need of intervention!  (  :>) I love playing the liberal!)

  5. AMD-Torr on October 10, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for this awesome post Steve.

    It's obvious that someone hit the cool dad Lottery here!



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