Coolest Dad of the Year - Father and son film outer space, do-it-yourself style
I think this man needs to be nominated for “Coolest Dad of the Year”. He planned for 8 months, with his son, to send a camera up into the skies, as high as they could get it (which was 19 miles), and send the images back to them. Watch the video, and be sure to read the article, as well. And they even manage to recover the equipment, after it came back down!
Like many youngsters, and those young at heart, seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his dad dreamed of visiting space — and armed with just a weather balloon, a video camera, and an iPhone, in a way they did just that.
The father-and-son team from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high into the stratosphere, bringing back perhaps the most impressive amateur space footage ever. The amazing footage starts at 2:35 minutes in the video below.