Project Horus is a High Altitude Balloon project which aims to fly a variety of different payloads into the stratosphere for scentific research, amateur radio experimentation, and not least of all fun!
Horus 12 involved using a larger balloon in an attempt for more altitude. It carried an amateur APRS payload as well as a 720p/25 video camera (GoPro Hero HD) in wide angle mode (hence the fish-eye effect). The ascent was a bit too fast however and resulted in the balloon bursting earlier than intended.
This flight was the first of two that are being sponsored by Lonely Planet through Tony Wheeler, who was present for the day. (I unfortunately missed out being there this time due to work commitments).
For more information please visit projecthorus.org/ or subscribe to the project's Vimeo channel at Project Horus - Amateur Space Balloon Project
Music: Steve Tilleli - "March of the Locust" from the album "The Field"
Available from: jamendo.com/en/album/48442
Licensed under: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Camera: GoPro HD Hero in 720p/25 mode
Editing: Adobe Premiere CS5