Turkish man inspired by Austrian daredevil sends camera high into atmosphere
A Turkish man in Istanbul sent a camera attached to a balloon into the sky and recorded its journey to a 35,000-meter height on Oct. 21 after being inspired by Austrian parachutist Felix Baumgartner’s recent record breaking jump, daily Milliyet reported.
Egemen Şengül’s balloon rose to 35,000 meters high in two hours before it exploded following the beginnings of its descent.
Video footage showing the balloon’s rise and fall was
released after Şengül was able to locate the camera two days later with the
help of a GPS system attached to the device.