HD Camera and iPhone Go 19 Miles High To Take Earth Pictures From Space

Oct 19, 2010

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

HD Camera and iPhone Go 19 Miles High To Take Earth Pictures From Space

Oct 19, 2010

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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HD Camera and iPhone Go 19 Miles High To Take Earth Pictures From SpaceWe have featured iPhone getting some altitude on balloons before, yet we never featured an camera and an iPhone going into space.

The camera was pulled by a weather balloon 19 miles into space and back. Overcoming, extreme chill, strong winds and overwhelming speed. It would also have to land on outside water.

The experiment marked mission successful, with the pod surprisingly landing only 30 miles from launch spot.

Surprisingly, the iPhone was only tagging along as a GPS module.


Most of the good ideas are located at the beginning of the film (around a minute and half) . I broke them down as a response to one of the comments. Here are some of the video highlights as I see them:

1:26 – first sight of the pod – a home made foam box carved to sit the camera adn phone.

1:36 – cold? not here. hand warming gels to keep the gear warm.

1:49 – collars – the idea of adding some heavy weight to the bottom to keep the camera pod from tipping over, and add steadiness.

1:57 – lollipop check? check!

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Udi Tirosh

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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