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June 27, 2010

Amazing low-tech visit to the edge of space -- with a Ventura County angle

Pacific Star II from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

This fellow used styrofoam, duct tape and two cheap digital cameras bought on Ebay to capture some stunning images from the edge of space. Nearly as impressive, he managed to find the cameras after their 35 minute descent, all the way to an olive orchard outside Santa Paula, CA.

At the top of the ascent, the sun shines bright in the inky black of space, the curved horizon of the Earth marking the end of the atmosphere, California nearly 24 miles below.

Great stuff.

Posted by Mike Lief at June 27, 2010 08:50 PM


Very cool.

Posted by: The Little Coach at June 28, 2010 08:03 AM