Floating to the Final Frontier

by Michael Mullaney on February 27, 2012

Ever wonder what would happen if you attached video cameras to a weather balloon, hit “record,” and then launched it up, up and away? Some engineering students here at Rensselaer were wondering the same thing, so they tried it. They found their answer, and it’s captured in the above video.

Now, this is not necessarily an uncommon endeavor. Lots of people send balloons and rockets and other stuff into space with cameras. What is unique about the Rensselaer project, however, is how the students “stitched together” the video from three cameras to create an interactive 360-degree panoramic video. Check out the 360-degree video here.

Read more about the students’ project here, and see below for a local TV news clip.

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