July 20, 2009 1:59 PM   Subscribe

A "Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope" ( BLAST) has made 2 science flights. The documentry Blast! is as much about science as it is about the crazy life of scientists.

Sweden launch, Paul Devlin, the producer, has more video's on his You Tube site.
posted by kudzu (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

PIXAR presents . . .
posted by The Bellman at 2:21 PM on July 20, 2009

I worked on the bolometer part of this experiment (well, related cosmic microwave background experiments) about a decade ago. Cool stuff.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 2:25 PM on July 20, 2009

one of the reasons I became an engineer is that early on, I realized that engineers (and scientists) can get to do some really crazy stuff.
posted by djrock3k at 4:34 PM on July 20, 2009

the avclub review made me want to watch it :P

posted by kliuless at 6:54 PM on July 20, 2009

man, it's fuckin' batshit up in here!

*goes back to making noodles*
posted by sergeant sandwich at 8:28 PM on July 20, 2009

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