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DIY Helium Balloon Mission to the edge of Space (90,000ft)

October 27, 2007

DIY ballon space flight

“High altitude ballooning is an emerging hobby, since price of GPS and communications equipment has gotten quite low. It is an excellent hobby for people fascinated by space flight and telerobotics and has many learning aspects — from systems design to electronics design to software engineering. There is also an exciting risk factor, namely, that you could lose your precious electronics if something malfunctions. In this project, many of my interest and knowledge areas came together. Also, I have verified that the Earth is indeed round and that space is black. ” — Alexei Karpenko

The Website link below also includes video of the flight, launch and retrieval.

Website: DIY Helium Balloon Mission to the edge of Space


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