Speaking of space, turns out that traveling to the “final frontier” is no longer just the province of government agencies and science fiction. Luke Geissbuhler, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, and his 7 year old son, Max, just sent their own homemade space craft on a round-trip journey 19 miles into space and back again. You can read more about it at the Daily Mail.
The two explorers built their ship with a weather balloon, a restaurant take-away box, an iPhone and an HD video camera.
After the 70 minute, 100,000 ft. high space flight, they used the onboard GPS to track down their craftwhich returned safely to Earth a mere 30 miles from its launch pad. After which they excitedly watched their space video: “We were totally out of our minds when we saw the footage. It was more than we were even hoping for.” Take a look. The smile on your face as you watch will let you know that you agree.
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