Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Going To Space

Found a great post on the Flickr Blog this morning. Some guys in Oklahoma sent a Pentax camera into space on a balloon. Over 104,000 feet straight up, photographing all the way up and back down. They wrote software to model balloon flight dynamics and used weather data to predict where the balloon would travel; the camera and related gear landed about twelve miles from its launch point.

This is seriously cool stuff. There are some really detailed descriptions of their process on the Pentax Forums here, here, and here. Also, make sure to check out the entire Flickr set.

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