Students Send Homemade Weather Balloon To Space And Capture Footage To Prove It

Sep 12, 2015 By Houston Barber
Many people dream of going to Space, but unfortunately very few will ever get the chance. In 2013, a group of students did the next best thing. They spent months designing a weather balloon powerful enough to float into the outer edges of the atmosphere. When they were ready for launch they headed to the Grand Canyon, attached a camera and hoped for the best.

Remarkably the camera was discovered two years later when a woman found it while on a hike. The footage was put on YouTube soon after and the story has made waves among space and photography enthusiasts
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