Grand Canyon from the Stratosphere! A Space Balloon Story

Grand Canyon from the Stratosphere! A Space Balloon Story

In June 2013, a group of friends launched a weather balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. Enjoy the video of our launch preparations, video footage, and some data analysis of the flight.

Max altitude: 98,664 ft (30.1 km)
Time of flight: 1 hour, 38 minutes

Payload: GoPro Hero3, Sony Camcorder, Samsung Galaxy Note II phone. The GoPro and camcorder were recording video footage, while the phone was taking still images. More photos to come, shortly!

Music: Matt Corby – Brother (Kygo Remix) – Creative Commons License

Reddit post with the full story here:

Team members: Bryan Chan, Ved Chirayath, Ashish Goel, Paul Tarantino, Tyler Reid

Special thanks to Broadcom and Vedphoto

Vedphoto site:


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20 Responses

  1. SEA says:

    The flight was 1 hour 38 minutes , if the earth was spinning at 1,000 mph
    it should have landed well over a thousand miles away at the minimum ??
    thats common sense , however it appears it landed only 40 or 50 miles away

  2. MaxHeadspeed says:

    Thanks for sharing that fantastic journey with us. It was awesome.

  3. Andy Aparece says:

    Lensflare at @1:54?

  4. rg amore says:

    music sucks!!! Other then that FANTASTIC!!!!!

  5. James Bredehoft (Chris) says:

    Great story! Great vid! Great world! Great Scott!

  6. Gary Jordan says:

    Fantastic work to all of you!
    Beautiful video…

  7. yaahme says:

    Frickin’ Awesome!!!

  8. Phoebe Grigor says:

    Great song choice…that’s all I’m here to say…bye…

  9. Rodney Stewart says:

    Good stuff Bryan Chan! Everything about this video screams hard work!!
    Appreciate what went into making this & kudos for inspiring me and others
    to just ‘do’ what it is that is our heads …Peace!!!

  10. David Locklear says:

    Wow. I am super duper impressed.

  11. Paul Smith says:

    It’d be nice if the frame rate wasn’t so ridiculously low. It made it
    almost unwatchable. Great otherwise!

  12. Lee Lemley says:

    Great, fantastic journey!
    Also, does anyone know the music that is playing in this video?

  13. Sonra S. says:

    +PelenTan I liked the music

  14. Lorraine Coughlin says:

    The earth is revolving and rotating….doesn’t seem that way when we look
    at the ground track.

  15. Robdizzle2010 says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!!!!

  16. MoTimmy says:

    friggin Awesome
    low orbit balloon drop added to bucket list

  17. Jimmy P says:

    Thank you young people, YOU rock, please use your magnificent spirits to
    show the way! Appreciate your calling FAA first. Copy catters, take note!

  18. Astana KZ says:

    Реклама Самсунга? )))

  19. S McCaskill says:

    please change the music. otherwise great video.

  20. Hornhausen says: