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    Default Sent a GoPro camera out into space...

    On 12/26/2011, we strapped a GoPro camera to a SPOT GPS unit to a weather balloon and launched it around 12:30 PM just east of Guthrie. About 4:30 PM, we noticed the GPS signals were stacked on top of each other, so we knew that it was either falling back down or already down on the ground. We recovered the camera about 7:40 PM NW of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Was an awesome adventure.

    These are just sneak peaks of the photos we captured. We're going to release better photos on a blog in the near future.











    Oh and we killed the time between launch and landing by exterminating a giant pumpkin and dead Xbox360 with judicious use of 7.62x54r, .308, 5.56, and 12ga. Fun times...

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    Thread of the year. I love this kind of thing.

    Link to blog?

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    Will post link once it's up. Helping my friend with this stuff, since this is his first blog he's putting up on his own.

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    Very nice! I love the GoPro's.
    Just for info, when you found the location of the payload, did you have to get permission from the land owner to recover it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    Very nice! I love the GoPro's.
    Just for info, when you found the location of the payload, did you have to get permission from the land owner to recover it?
    The short answer is yes. Fortunately, we didn't have to. It landed on land near a public county road that wasn't fenced off. However, it was still hell trying to find the damn thing in the dark.

    Honestly, my worst fear was running into some farmer with a double barreled shotgun telling us to "Git off mah land" thinking we were some sort of Obama's socialist-communist evil federal agents sending spy cameras in nowhere Oklahoma or something. Rofl. Fortunately, we didn't have to find out.

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    Waiting patiently on the link to the blog. I have seen a few of these, and will never get tired of them. Will be doing it myself one of these days.
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    Osage county has a huge history of not liking trespassers. Thats why I asked. I live in the county.

    Again, loved the pics and looking forward to more when you get them.
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    Its a punishment, because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.

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    to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

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    Too cool.

    Looks like you obtained some serious altitude. Any idea how high she got?
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    Be sure to submit some of them to GoPro...they post vids and pics on their site and facebook page of customers. Awesome pics!
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    Awesome! Can't wait for the link. I love this stuff!
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    Here's another video my friend found on youtube. Same idea, buuut on a rocket... One of these days I want to get into this...

    Jump to 2:55 for the ride of your life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvDqo...layer_embedded

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimase View Post
    Here's another video my friend found on youtube. Same idea, buuut on a rocket... One of these days I want to get into this...

    Jump to 2:55 for the ride of your life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvDqo...layer_embedded
    Holy crap! That thing wasted no time in getting the hell out of there. Awesome vid!
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    aestus, this is an awesome thing you guys did. I love seeing stuff like this, can't wait to see the blog!
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    Very cool! What kind of time frames were involved?
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