Ordinary Dudes Send Balloon Into Space

 - Aug 25, 2007   Updated: Apr 12 2011
References: sbszoo & gizmodo
A group of (extra) ordinary dudes in Alberta sent a camera-equipped balloon into space. Their project, SABLE-3 (Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3), involved the creation of a giant helium balloon with a GPS tracking device and a camera. The camera was a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital set to snap pictures one per minute.

Implications - Though the Internet has made almost all kinds of information available at the click of a button, consumers are still fascinated with the unknown and thus, get a thrill from seeing things like outer space or the deep sea. As a result, artists and scientists are seeking ways to bring these less-often traveled parts of the world to light.