With the Space Shuttles flying into storage aboard their 272 piggybacks, it’s surprising to see a new dawn in space exploration, and not from that Brittish virgin with stunningly awesome hair.
We sent my son’s favorite train “Stanley” to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing. [RonIsNeat on YouTube]
Stanley’s adventure hopefully is part of a new DIY Space Race with home made, heck, let’s say Bespoke Spacecraft! Check out this iPhone space flight from 2010.