Video: Camera attached to weather balloon films journey into space

A dad and his kids have shown there are no limits in the world of homemade spacecraft as they attach a camera to a weather balloon and send it into the stratosphere, capturing video of the Earth from the edge of space.

The balloon rises to almost 19 miles before bursting, with the camera also catching the majority of the descent back to Earth.

Luke Geissbuhler, seven-year-old Max and the rest of his team spent eight months preparing for the big day, ensuring that all possible factors were taken into account.

This amazing video shows how some DIY projects can truly produce some incredible results.

  • Mick Burian

    WOW! Well done!

  • Wm White

    Wow 19 metres thats like nearly 60 Feet ! Didnt know the stratosphere was so close !!!

    • Jonny O’Callaghan

      We couldn’t believe it either, it always seems much further away…

      Thanks for noticing though, it has duly been changed!

Mars’ moon remnant of catastrophic event

According to new evidence presented in Rome, Italy, Mars’ moon Phobos is made from rocks blasted off the planet’s surface in a catastrophic event, rather than the entrenched scenario that the satellite was captured by the planet’s gravitational pull and originated in the main belt of asteroids