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Re: [Phys-l] homemade spacecraft!

Here's one from 2006!

Radio amateurs have apparently been doing this for years. (Need
foxhunt beacon to find your camcorder thirty miles away in a field.)

I think today that hobbyists put GPS onboard, then rig a transmitter
to send serial data, so you can just go to the GPS coords.

And several more:

Here's another space balloon:

Inflation of ECHO II, 1964 (see 1:23 for best part)

On 10/19/2010 4:11 AM, Anthony Lapinski wrote:
A colleague just sent me this 7-minute video clip of a balloon with a
camera attached that went up into space. The balloon later expanded,
exploded, and the camera went into free fall. Very interesting! Very cool!

Might be a good project for students?

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