Successful High Altitude Balloon!

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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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40 thoughts on “Successful High Altitude Balloon!

  1. 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!

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

    Nice job guys the pics are first rate.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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)

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

  7. Very beautiful picture, I like them very much.Hope to have good article….
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  8. Can you show me full video of this experiments, This footage should be very interesting,

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