Hey! I have an idea, let's send a camera into space!
So a dad, Director of Photography Luke Geissbuhler, and his son, build a small spacecraft with a video camera, an iPhone and batteries, and send it up with a weather balloon.
How cool is that?
I've seen a few of this kind of project, using a weather balloon to send objects up into space or near-space. The other near space weather balloon camera rig that comes to mind we posted videos about here, done by 1337 Arts.
Luke takes the near space weather balloon plans further by using an iPhone, which has built in GPS, making this a do-able project for many of us.
The weather balloon space rig is made of off-the-shelf stuff for the most part. You can do this. Watch the video Luke made below: