Near Space Photographer Sends Cameras to Edge of Space

Kansas City public radio station KCUR interviewed Near Space photographer John Flaig (text, audio). He was on his way to the Great Plains Super Launch, the annual get-together for Near Space ballooning enthusiasts. Flaig talks about his use of ballooning as a professional photographer and how amateurs around the world have adopted Near Space ballooning as a hobby. You can find images and videos from Flaig’s missions to Near Space as well as links to help you get started flying your own missions on Flaig’s website. Flaig worked with National Geographic to create this video of the Grand Canyon from the edge of space: