Sometimes I wish I was back in elementary school; no work, no stress, no bills AND awesome teachers who grant you the opportunity to do something like this… A few months ago in February 2012, a group of students at Wonderland Elementary School in Southern California, sent out a high altitude weather balloon that had a carbon fiber frame mounted on it. The carbon fiber frame was carrying six Go Pro HDHERO2 cameras.
Once released, the balloon traveled 63 miles from where it took off, burst in the air and rapidly landed in Apple Valley. From there, with the footage they got, editing took place. It was the first stratospheric 3D video shoot using a balloon and the footage the students received was nothing short of awesome. This project also exemplifies how durable the carbon fiber frame and the HD cameras are as they all survived the rapid descent. And just the use of carbon fiber in the experiment has to mean it was affordable enough for an elementary school to fund.
So with 3D glasses on or not, this video is a must watch.
[Source: Tech Crunch]