Apollo67, a group from the Sector67 hackerspace, had their third near-space launch this weekend. This project is the result of a contest among other hackerspaces called Hackerspaces In Space, whose purpose is to create a set of instructions and an example for schools to use as a model to do their own near-space experimentation. The goal is clear instruction, simple design, and low cost.
The successful launch began near Platteville, landed east of Madison near Waterloo, and lasted 2.5 hours. The craft carried a handful of electronics, including cameras and a GPS. Checkout the flight video from the onboard camera here (it’s awesome), and read their full launch recap post here.