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Today at Mini Maker Faire North Carolina, NC Near Space Research will, weather permitting, launch a near space balloon at 2:30pm Eastern time. You’ll be able to monitor its progress at their web site, and if all goes well, it should reach a height of at least 75,000 feet today.

After they recover the payload, they’ll post still pictures and other information captured from the journey.

Flickr set: North Carolina Near Space Research at Maker Faire NC

Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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  1. Anonymous on said:

    The footage I’ve seen with set-ups like this gives you a bit of nausea.  To keep the spinning down, wouldn’t it help to use two balloons next to each other?  Or with a light weight stick holding them apart for even less spinning? 

    The payload would have to be tethered so that equal weight is applied.  Any reason this wouldn’t help with image (specially video) stability?

  2. Anonymous on said:

    The footage I’ve seen with set-ups like this gives you a bit of nausea.  To keep the spinning down, wouldn’t it help to use two balloons next to each other?  Or with a light weight stick holding them apart for even less spinning? 

    The payload would have to be tethered so that equal weight is applied.  Any reason this wouldn’t help with image (specially video) stability?

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