Originally Posted by CTLance
Nice. Looks awesome. Hope you had much fun making this.
Did you make a video recording or "only" periodical still photos out of your Companion space probe?
Love that kinda stuff.
I always wonder, though - don't authorities frown upon stuff like that? Nevermind the danger of random people getting splattered by Companion Cubes at high velocity - but also planes and helicopters sucking that thing into their engines and stuff. I bet you need to have some paperwork to do before you can send up such a balloon.
School worked with a organization called Edge of Space Sciences. They get all the FAA paperwork done, and we launch in a rural area (In this case near Windsor, Colorado). They also do wind predictions to make sure it wont stray south into Denver's airspace. It landed about 100 miles from where we launched it near the Colorado, Nebraska border.
And it was a video, I just haven't gone through it all yet, and it was spinning a lot on the way up and down. That one picture I have is several seconds after the balloon burst and is a picture of the bottom of the balloon.