I’ve been getting tons of email and notes about the four Spanish teenagers who strapped a cheap camera on a weather balloon and lofted it to 30,000 meters… but I’m glad I waited, because now The Big Picture has all the good shots.
When I was a kid, I had a little plastic soldier paratrooper toy with a plastic bag tied to him with strings, and I’d toss him up in the sky as hard as I could. He’d go up like a half meter, and the shroud lines would tangle completely every time he hit the ground. Kids have come a long way.
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- picofarad.org » “Scenes from 30,000 meters above” | March 23, 2009
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