Even wonder what it’s like to travel over 120,000 feet into the atmosphere? Look no further. This video chronicles the life of Pacific Star II, a weather balloon with two $45 cameras attached to it. Launched from California, this video show us the beautiful spectacle we call our planet. Very inspiring, and very tremendous.
Oh, and don’t worry – no cameras were harmed in the making of this video.
Text from the video:
This is the second trip of my home made high altitude weather balloon photography project, Pacific Star.
The balloon launched at 5:37pm,PST from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 124,176′ snapping photos and recording video along the way.
At its apex, the balloon burst, a parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula.
Created by Colin Rich