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October 13, 2010

Space on the cheap: Man and son send takeout container to 100,000 feet

Better yet: they filmed the entire journey with an onboard camera, including its controlled descent back to Earth.

Long story short: a seven-year-old boy asked his dad if they could make a spacecraft and before you know it, they'd rigged up a weather balloon and camera and launched.

Sam Grobart's story in yesterday's New York Times Science section has the details.

Or you can just watch the movie.

October 13, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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How very cool...that last picture is worth a million!

Posted by: rob | Oct 13, 2010 9:34:00 PM

This rocks.

Posted by: Tim | Oct 13, 2010 3:38:01 PM

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