In June 2013, a group of friends launched a high-altitude near space balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. The amazing footage of the Grand Canyon area was LOST, then found two years later by an Arizona hiker. Enjoy the video of our launch preparations, flight footage, and some data analysis of the flight.
Max altitude: 98,664 ft (30.1 km)
Time of flight: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Payload: GoPro Hero3, Sony Camcorder, Samsung Galaxy Note II phone. The GoPro and camcorder were recording video footage, while the phone was taking still images.
Music: Matt Corby – Brother (Kygo Remix) – Creative Commons License 3.0
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Reddit post with the full story here: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3khrwc
Team members: Bryan Chan, Ved Chirayath, Ashish Goel, Tyler Reid, Paul Tarantino
Special thanks to Broadcom
Find more about the science here:
High altitude GPS: http://www.stanford.edu/~tyreid/balloons
Fluid Lensing: http://www.vedphoto.com/balloon
As featured on CNN, BBC, ABC, The New York Times, and many other news outlets!
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