Caption: Footage from a camera attached to a stratosphere balloon, launched as part of "The Icarus Project". A glory, a circular rainbow surrounding the balloon's shadow, is seen on the clouds in the early part of this clip. The Icarus Project sent a camera high into the stratosphere to take pictures of the Earth from near space. The camera is enclosed in a flight box and attached to a helium weather balloon which lifts the camera to an altitude of approximately 35,000 metres above sea level. The camera is controlled by a small computer which takes pictures at timed intervals in various directions. Other sensors to measure temperature, barometric pressure and altitude are incorporated into the flight box. The on-board computer transmits location and altitude data to the ground station. This information is transmitted using radio teletype (RTTY) which is faster and more reliable than CW (Morse Code).

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Glory from high-altitude balloon

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