Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)

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Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« on: 14/01/2012 18:00:32 »
This is the first time i have tried anything like this. im curious to know what you guys think.

newbielink:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylC4Y9aCles [nonactive]

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #1 on: 14/01/2012 19:13:01 »
Oh wow, I reaaally was expecting something else entirely O_O
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #2 on: 14/01/2012 19:38:10 »
What were you expecting??

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #3 on: 14/01/2012 21:07:31 »
You don't wanna know -_- ...well it was nothing vulgar if that's what you mean to ask, just...really out there.
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #4 on: 14/01/2012 21:23:30 »
lol

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #5 on: 15/01/2012 05:12:54 »
I thought that was pretty cool !...Do you know how high it went and how far away was it from you when it landed ?...You were lucky that it missed that busy road....Good job !
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #6 on: 15/01/2012 06:38:16 »
Excellent video, if you own the copyright Iíd put a visible watermark on it if I were you.

The watermark could be the URL of your website
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #7 on: 15/01/2012 10:58:02 »
I have seen similar images these videos before. There is a website describing the project somewhere.

 the balloons get right up into the stratosphere before they burst and the equipment parachutes down.

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/physics/news/edge-of-space-project  this is a UK project and not the same video as at the top but has more details about the sort of kit used.  It is truly amazing what can be done with off he shelf kit these days.
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #8 on: 15/01/2012 11:20:56 »
Here is another US one and that is not the one I saw first

http://www.projectaether.org/
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #10 on: 16/01/2012 05:29:33 »
I thought that was pretty cool !...Do you know how high it went and how far away was it from you when it landed ?...You were lucky that it missed that busy road....Good job !


Thanks! I calculated about 85-90 thousand feet and it landed 80 miles away from the launch site.

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #11 on: 16/01/2012 11:26:49 »
Excellent job - really impressive
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #12 on: 16/01/2012 14:34:43 »
The fact that you did this was missed. Very cool stuff.

Actually it reminds me of an article I read about hackers trying to create their own hackerspace program by launching their own satellites into space and tracking them through (relatively) simple ground stations. I imagined most of these would be via weather balloons. They were thinking of tracking the location with what amounts to reverse-GPS: they get the location of the ground stations through GPS, and then use that data to find out where the satellites are in space.

Was this something you could track while its at the edge of space?
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #13 on: 16/01/2012 18:15:55 »
The fact that you did this was missed. Very cool stuff.

Actually it reminds me of an article I read about hackers trying to create their own hackerspace program by launching their own satellites into space and tracking them through (relatively) simple ground stations. I imagined most of these would be via weather balloons. They were thinking of tracking the location with what amounts to reverse-GPS: they get the location of the ground stations through GPS, and then use that data to find out where the satellites are in space.

Was this something you could track while its at the edge of space?


Yes. I put my cell phone inside as well and tracked it using my phones GPS feature.

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #14 on: 16/01/2012 18:17:19 »
Thanks everyone for the great comments! I'm glad you all liked it  :)

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #15 on: 18/01/2012 05:18:13 »
Here's my blog in case anyone is interested in knowing the details of the project

newbielink:http://projectedgeofspace.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/project-edge-of-space-3/ [nonactive]

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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #16 on: 20/01/2012 10:17:36 »
Thanks! I calculated about 85-90 thousand feet and it landed 80 miles away from the launch site.

Yea, truly a great video and project, respect! Though a real scientist would use the metric system :P
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #17 on: 21/01/2012 03:41:48 »
This is the first time i have tried anything like this. im curious to know what you guys think.
Astounding. Brilliant. Well done. I am a cynical old bastard, but every aspect of your project from inception to reporting is just first rate. I would wish you luck, but with application like that you do not need it.
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Re: Attempt to film the edge of space (Video)
« Reply #18 on: 21/01/2012 05:02:36 »
Thanks everyone! You all are too kind. I'm glad you enjoyed it!