A lot of people asked me why I was doing this. Mostly, I had free time and needed a project/hobby to keep me engaged and secondly, space is neat.
Yes, it is neat. And huge! And somewhat terrifying.
Here are a few other projects that help us understand and want to discover more about space.
"Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. Said Lovell, 'The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.' They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis" (via).
To Scale : The Solar System
A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh
"On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe" (via).
Near Space : A balloon with a GoPro attached
Two posts made that can answer many questions:
Post on the launch: https://imgur.com/gallery/UXezC
Post of How to do your own Balloon Launch: https://imgur.com/gallery/8a40L
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