Using a weather balloon and a little creativity, MAKE wants to experience space. They plan to reach an altitude of 100,000 feet (almost 20 miles), taking panoramic pictures along the way using their four on board cameras hooked up to the MAKE: Controller.. At the topmost point, they’ll be high enough to see a black sky and the curvature of the earth.
It took 16 people working on this, countless cases of mountain dew, lots of take-out food, and a lot of sleepless nights.
Why go into space you ask? “To take pictures and temperature readings of course!” Sounds good to me. They’ll even be using a GPS logger that will allow you to follow their progress on Google maps in real time. It’s no NASA, but an impressive feat nonetheless.