Spaceship Dad

Friday, October 22, 2010

Forget NASA and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. One Brooklyn dad and his son went into space on their own. Luke Geissbuhler and his son, Max, built a makeshift spacecraft out of an iPhone 4, an HD camera, a takeout box and a weather balloon and launched it into space. Much to Luke and Max's surprise, the balloon sailed almost 100,000 feet into the ether, taking remarkable video of the earth just above the atmosphere.

Watch Luke Geissbuhler's video after the jump.


Luke Geissbuhler

Comments [4]


I really enjoyed watching your video. What a learning experience for your son, a future astronaut perhaps.

Oct. 25 2010 06:54 PM
mike r. in maine from Maine

This is quite awesome, amazing, and geeky, which makes it more awesome. this is the innovation that simply blows my mind - diy space videos. how completely awesome...

Oct. 24 2010 07:24 PM
Chris S. from Little Falls NJ

My 3 year old and I just watched this video together. I am not sure which of us was more amazed by the footage and the fact that this could be done. Thanks so much for sharing!

Oct. 23 2010 12:50 PM
Thom Adorney

This was amazing and inspiring! Thanks for showing us what can be done with a little know-how and a shoestring budget.

Oct. 23 2010 12:51 AM

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