Homemade Spacecraft

I found this clip over at Vimeo and it’s well worth a looksie. These guys decided to try to send a camera up into the upper atmosphere using a weather balloon hoping to capture the footage of its incredible ascent. What I like about this is the way it’s constructed like an experiment for a science class at school but clearly an incredible amount of forward planning, effort and expertise went into it. The footage is beautiful to watch and it showed me just how small we are but how much we can achieve. This is not NASA or the European Space Agency sending a billion $ satellite into space, but can you imagine the things that the child in the video learned from this experiment?! Lots I’m sure. To teachers out there, get your hands on a weather balloon and blow some pupils minds.

by the way if you’re viewing this via non-Flash supported device (you know who you are – rhymes with Snapple), be sure to check it out on a PC when you get a chance.

Clickety click here for the link.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: