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Jean-Sébastien Busque launched his own balloon and got pictures!!! Wow, these are great!!!

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I love your weekend projects. After I saw your ballon launch I had to try it. So last week I launched a hellium ballon with a video camera, a still camera, gps and a ham radio and guess what? It worked! Balloon got to 28km +/-. It traveled about 100km east from the launch site (100 km south east of Montréal, Canada)

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  1. jordan314 says:

    Holy wow! That’s amazing.
    BTW did make ever find their weather balloon?

  2. JPavleck says:

    Wow, those are some impressive photos. I’ve got an old Nikon D50 kicking around, maybe I’ll have to give this a shot – looks like a lot of fun!

  3. MonkeyWork says:

    weather balloon, lawn chair… camcorder..six pack. son we gots ourselves an adventure.

    Nice job guys the pics are first rate.

  4. Bre says:

    AHAB is still out there… with a phone number on it, waiting for someone to stumble upon it!

  5. SamMaghsoodloo says:

    I want to see the video!!! Or some full res stills. This is amazing, is it really this easy to get something nearly to space? There’s gotta be some other awesome uses for this method.

  6. aplumb says:

    Nicely done, JSB! Glad to see you’ve stayed active since our early days at VE3SSN.

  7. aplumb says:

    Nicely done, JSB! Glad to see you’ve stayed active since our early days at VE3SSN.

  8. naikrovek says:

    fourth picture down, lower left corner: jet contrails? looks like you may have barely missed a nice opportunity to photograph a high altitude aircraft.

  9. jsbusque says:

    We have on the video camera a quick view of a aircraft flying by. The plane is about 40k feet below the balloon. All of the video footage is pretty shaky (turning from side to side)

  10. pablos08 says:

    Damn, nice photos. And you guys dress so much better than those nerds at the Hackerbot Lab.

  11. cchelle says:

    how did you retrieve your payload? how did you make sure your payload didn’t damage anyone/thing when it returned to ground?

  12. irongus says:

    Did you have to get any government permissions to do your launch?

  13. Thanh says:

    WOW, great stuff!
    Where do we get such big balloon? how expensive is that?

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  17. Mike says:

    Can you show me full video of this experiments, This footage should be very interesting, http://currentwire.org/2011/10/03/most-funny-movies/

  18. Jay Lucas says:

    ……wow.  I’m going to try that.  Not everyday you get to make something fly to the top of the world.  If I can find the time or find a good Dallas injury lawyer, I can earn enough extra cash to start myself on this kind of project.