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.

5 replies
  1. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    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!)

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