Thursday, 31 March 2011

Earth from the Edge of Space

One of the stories on the latest University of Sheffield alumni email not only took my breath away but also provided me with an excellent interview for the breakfast programme on BBC Radio Derby. Two PHD students built a helium balloon fitted with cameras and launched it into the atmosphere to record the earth from the edge of space at a cost of just £350. The video they made is well worth watching... I noticed that one of the two, Chris Rose, is from Derbyshire and they launched the balloon from Ashbourne. This provided more than enough justification for setting up the story for breakfast show. Here's the interview with the presenter Phil Trow...

1 comment:

  1. Amazing. How did they take photos of wrapping packing tape onto box without showing hands?
    Best view was Derbyshire in the snow as soon as the balloon had taken off.
    Very inspiring - thank you Wallace & Grommit
    (and Mark.)