This short film is a montage of the still photographs taken from the balloon during the recent Horus 7 High Altitude Balloon Project flight in South Australia. A Canon A560 camera was flown as a payload along with a radio telemetry tracking beacon, with the camera set to take a photo once every 5 seconds.
The flight lasted 3 hours, with the balloon travelling 190km from the launch site. At times, it reached speeds of 150km/h as it passed through the jet stream. Its peak altitude was 35.4km above sea level (or 116,000ft), which is considered the edge of space.
The photos were kindly provided by Terry Baume VK5VZI who is the principle driver behind the project.
For more information please visit projecthorus.org/ or subscribe to the project's Vimeo channel at Project Horus - Amateur Space Balloon Project
Music is by Endorphine - "Melodyne" (released under Creative Commons) available from jamendo.com/ .
Edited with Adobe Premiere CS5