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He put a digital camera in an insulated box with a sealed lens, attatched a helium baloon to it & let it go. The cameral was set to record every 5 mins for a short period each time. He also incuded a GPS tracker on a small circuit board so he could track it's movements on his laptop. When the baloon reached approx 22 miles up it burst & when it started freefalling the parachute opened. He then tracked it & picked it up where it landed. He's done it many times before & all for £500, clever guy.
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by SmokeandShadow
No cord, weather balloon goes up, balloon pop's camera comes down and the memory card is recovered.
That up there is not actually space, it's a very unique area to get footage from... Too low for space craft, too high for aircraft... It's still in the atmosphere.
I saw em do a launch on telly, maybe one of the earlier ones? It's essentially a weather balloon and a camera, not much more complicated than that.... They know more or less where it's gonna come down, maybe a small parachute for the last 100 or so feet and some radio beacon.
Pretty amazing footage