This is a story that I find inspiring. Since it’s also about photography and space, I find it even more inspiring. It’s about two MIT students who wanted to photograph the “edge of space.”
It started when Oliver Yeh had a vision. He wanted to see the curvature of the earth and the blackness of space from high up in the stratosphere. Many of his friends thought he was crazy. Not Justin Lee. Lee accepted the vision and made it his own. So together they set out to accomplish the task.
Like others before them, Yeh and Lee decided to use a weather balloon filled with helium to lift a small camera up into the stratosphere. They bought a 300 gram latex balloon online. Balloons are capable of reaching altitudes of 20 miles or more. Unlike others before them, Continue reading