[SpaceProgram] List of Hackerspace Space Projects

Luke Weston reindeerflotilla at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 05:49:38 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Alex Cureton-Griffiths
<alexcg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brooklyn Space Program - sending iPhones into space via
> weatherballoons. Could be interesting for testing microsatellites some
> day

I hate to be Mr. Pedantic and everything, but... launching weather
balloons into the stratosphere is fun, and it's interesting, and you
can take some really amazing pictures, and it's an relatively easy
educational activity... but *it is not space*.

It still gives you a valuable easy platform, with a relatively low
barrier to entry, for learning about and developing your skills with
reliable electronics, telemetry, remote sensing, reliable battery
power supplies, and managing electronics under very cold conditions,
though, and that knowledge can be applied to higher-altitude rockets
and launch vehicles and satellites. So it's a good thing to do :)

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