Near-space video: France Delany New School and TEDxAsheville go 19 miles straight up


Francine Delany video still: Asheville from 100,000 feet.

A great new video shows the result of a science project from the Francine Delany New School in West Asheville and TEDxAsheville. TEDxAsheville and the school teamed with local sponsors to launch a weather balloon 19 miles into the atmosphere, reaching near space and going high enough to see the curvature of the earth.

The balloon carried student science projects and a camera that took footage of the whole ride, getting a beautiful bird’s-eye view of our mountains in fall as it traveled 100,000 feet up. Check out three minutes: From Asheville to near space and back home.

Asheville, NC Tedx Near Space Project from Peter Lutz on Vimeo.


Sean November 5, 2012 - 1:57 pm

That was cool. Good job!

Tom November 5, 2012 - 1:24 pm

I love the music. Pete Lilja did an awesome job editing this video. Thank you Pete!

Jennifer Saylor November 5, 2012 - 12:25 pm

2:07 is where the balloon bursts, FYI!

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