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Near Space Tuusula - max altitude 28.9km

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Published on Dec 29, 2013

Near Space Balloon with youngest astronauts ever #nearspacetuusula
Finnish Dad Sends 'Youngest Astronauts Ever' On A Space Odyssey

Goal: Give my kids and my friends kids a lifetime memory and send them on a trip to space.

At max altitude (57s): http://youtu.be/vE3FvzcyTuU?t=57s

The whole flight took 2 hours and 47 minutes. At altitude 28900 meters the balloon bursted. At ground level the diameter of the balloon was 2 meters and just before the burst it was 6 meters. We used three different GPS-locators, two with GPRS and one with satellite transmission, to track the the balloon. After the burst the parachute opened after few kilometers of free fall and took the packet safely to ground.

This is "Shorter Cut" and it is about 3 minutes long. If you want something longer, please check below. The "Director's Cut" version includes more information of the project including the used equipment, more views from different heights, superb sound track from Rationalizer and more video before the liftoff.
"Director's Cut" version: http://youtu.be/ePD3YboByjU

This was supposed to be christmas present for my godsons, but it was ready a bit late.

More information and pictures can be found from project website: http://www.facebook.com/NearSpaceTuusula

Soundtrack from Rationalizer: https://soundcloud.com/rationalizer

Please feel free to share and comment!

- Tero Tähtinen

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