Friday, October 7, 2011
BALLS 20 - Carmack Prize Attempt - High Altitude 120,000ft. Rocket On-board Video
On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000' before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible.
More on the project here: http://ddeville.com/derek/Qu8k.html