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Our Strange Sky: Father, Son Space Balloon Launch REMIXED

In October 2010, a father and son launched an iphone and HD camera into space to film low earth orbit.

We talked it up back then.

A Space Balloon Remix video set to a cut from Brian Eno’s 28 DAYS LATER soundtrack quickly followed. We just found out about that this year.

via +Sean Cowen

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Father-Son Launch HD Camera and iPhone Into Space Using Balloon, NASA Expected to Call Soon

Our inner Space Bastard will not stop smiling at this.

The team was headed by Luke Geissbuhler and his 7-year-old son Max, who found the camera about 30 miles from the launch site in upstate New York. At its peak, the balloon reached an altitude of about 100,000 feet and battled 100-m.p.h. winds before it burst, sending the camera and iPhone hurtling back to earth at rates of 150 m.p.h. A specially designed parachute attached to the capsule eventually slowed it to about 15 m.p.h.

If you want to learn how they did it so that you can do it yourself, they’re writing a book!

Please recall, faithful reader, this is not the first non-government funded pictures of space.

Official site:

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Found: First Depiction of Laptop in 1937 Flash Gordon Comic


Look there! That thing in the pawn of Ming’s hand. Could that be…a laptop as conceived by 1937artist Alex Raymond?

A snippet of the Science Fiction Observer‘s report lay below:

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