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Canadian Steve Schnier launched a miniature model of the famed Star Trek flagship into the stratosphere at the end of April, and posted a video of the mission on YouTube.
...Schnier said the homemade rig bearing the miniature starship reached an altitude of 30 kilometres before crashing back down to Earth.
The U.S.S. Enterprise model – and the attached GPS transponder, flight computer to measure the ship’s velocity and altitude, as well as two cameras capturing the action – deployed a parachute as it tumbled through the stratosphere.
Originally posted by Dominar
I find it interesting in the article it mentions that he had to be careful for his model ship not to enter US air space or fly withing its borders or else "he’d face the wrath of U.S. Homeland Security."
Originally posted by sticky
Kevlar balloon lift systems, with higher altitude detachment plans and then thrusters for disengaging the earth's gravity.
It seems so simple. These videos made me think.
Originally posted by Biigs
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN't do that, its our airspace!
Originally posted by Maxatoria
Well theres Hello Kitty going over 93,000 ft in California and she didn't get shot down by some three letter organisation