Tuesday, May 17, 2005

to infinity and beyond

What did you do on Saturday? These guys launched a balloon into space. Here's a picture from the onboard digital camera:

There are many more pictures taken by the payload cameras as well as photos of the setup, videos of the action on the ground, and the compulsory litany of doom describing last-minute hacks, near-misses, and a 150KM chase following a balloon they couldn't see and often couldn't maintain radio contact with. Very inspirational, and making me miss the days I spent hanging out with the Portland State Aerospace Society before this illness took over my life.