The Government Tries to Launch a Balloon
Apr 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM
NASA's latest multimillion-dollar stratosphere-bound balloon launch has gone horribly wrong and crashed into a car, turning it over and narrowly missing two elderly people who were observing the launch. The payload fared worse, reportedly being smashed into a 'thousand pieces.'
Video of their hilarious attempt is available here.
Contrast this with an individual enthusiast who spent just $750 to send a balloon into space and captured images like the one below. NASA then called him and begged him to tell them how he did it.