Peachtree City, GA (CNN)-Back in June, a CNN team working with visiting international
journalists tried an experiment to get video from the edge of space using a small camera, a smartphone and a weather balloon.
It took six months, but they finally got their video back with amazing results!
launch went off without any problems. The balloon and its payload
zipped up 65,000 feet to the stratosphere and took some incredible
images of the earth.
But on the way back down, it seems the camera and its parachute hit some high altitude winds and the assembly broke apart. A GPS tracker was used to recover the balloon, but the camera and phone were long gone.
Or so it seemed!
Georgia resident found the phone in his backyard, and last month, with
winter setting in, the camera was spotted in a tree that had finally
shed all its leaves.
The camera still works, and this is the video found inside showing the entire trip, ending with a gentle landing in the tree.
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