This Picture Was Taken 24 Miles In the Air With A Crappy Camera Attached To A Balloon

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What do you get when you combine a styrofoam box, duct tape, orange paint, a weather balloon, and 2 old Canon cameras? Apparently, images that look like they're from NASA.

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The Pacific Star II Project was conceived by Colin Rich. He set up 2 cameras, insulated them in a styrofoam box and attached the box to a weather balloon. The cameras were programmed to take 3 pictures every 3 minutes and then shoot a minute of video and this video is what came out of it.

Some people say the best camera is the one that's with you, I guess we should also include the camera that's 125,000 feet up in the air, as well.

Video by Colin Rich

DISCUSSION

r33brooks-old
r33brooks

Awesome!!! Absolutely Awesome !!!

I'm curious how he kept moisture and ice from forming on the lenses though. Perhaps it was a really dry day and there was so little moisture in the air that this was not a problem.