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Getting high

Flying a radio-controlled glider back from near space. How to do it yourself.
posted by pjern on Mar 11, 2013 - 25 comments

There and Back Again Kitty

Lauren Rojas, a 12 year old from California, sent Hello Kitty on a return trip to the stratosphere (over 28 kilometres above the Earth) and recorded the results.
posted by rollick on Feb 5, 2013 - 41 comments

Stanley in Space

Dad sends his son's favourite train, Stanley, into space
posted by jontyjago on Sep 21, 2012 - 44 comments

Back again, in 1/128 size.

A Space Shuttle flies again.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 4, 2012 - 24 comments

One Giant Leap For Tiny Plastic Mankind

A pair of Toronto high school students sent a Lego man into space two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by mhoye on Jan 25, 2012 - 31 comments

Up in the air

The balloon was launched at 5:37pm (PST) from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 125,000 feet snapping photos and recording video along the way.
posted by sgt.serenity on Jun 23, 2010 - 43 comments

Lauching a HD video camera into space using a balloon.

Lauching a HD video camera into space using a balloon. And retrieving it in one piece.
posted by Jimbob on Sep 23, 2009 - 38 comments

Up, Up, and Away

The 56-Euros-and-a-balloon teenage Catalonian space program.
posted by digaman on Mar 17, 2009 - 37 comments

Bre and his friends make things.

Bre and his friends make things like space ballons. Sometimes they launch them and are unable to find them. Although the project has been abandoned the videos are very informative and show what amazing things a small team with a little money and off-the-self technology could do. Earlier this year a Canadian team had success with their space balloon and got some amazing aerial photos.
posted by damn dirty ape on Oct 7, 2007 - 9 comments

Balloon In Space (Nearly)

Project Nova: on the 9th of September three Cambridge engineering students launched a balloon equipped with a camera and tracking devices. It reached a height of 32km and took 857 photographs during its three hour flight, some showing the curvature of the earth. You can also download a KML file to follow the balloon's flight path in Google Earth.
posted by jack_mo on Sep 23, 2006 - 24 comments

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