The Brooklyn Space Program and Rocket Videos

In 2000 I started experimenting with attaching cameras to balloons in the hopes of recording high altitude images.  After many attempts I switched to model rockets fitted with wireless pinhole video cameras.  Recently there has been a number of home-made space programs where enterprising would-be NASA scientists have managed--using balloons--to get cameras as high as 100,000 ft, the upper stratosphere. Here is the most recent: The Brooklyn Space Program.

And then one of my videos from 2004--considerably less high, less high rez, less impressive...but equally fun. Here's a link to an 2007 interview with the National Post's Leah Sandals about this project: