Aliens. Are they out there? It’s the age old question that mankind continues to pursue. There are theories abound but no one is able to provide the world with a firm answer yet. Hence, two students are taking to Kickstarter to hunt down life from the stratosphere.
KICKSTARTER WEATHER BALLOON TO CAPTURE ALIENS IN STRATOSPHERE
The idea behind this Kickstarter campaign is an old one. According to the inventor, he wanted to go to space since he was a small boy. At some point, he realized that is not a realistic goal. However, it’s possible for him to go as high as possible. Hence, this weather balloon idea came to fruition. With it, he hopes to send it up to the stratosphere to collect pressure data as well as many pictures. While aliens aren’t the main mission, anything is possible.
KICKSTARTER STRATOSPHERE SHIP TO CAPTURE ALIENS AND LAND BACK ON EARTH
If sending a weather balloon up into the stratosphere wasn’t impressive enough, this Kickstarter campaign has another trick up their sleeve. On the way up, a smartphone in a heated box will collect pressure data and take pictures (hopefully of aliens). At some point, the balloon will burst because of the expansion in a less dense atmosphere. From there, the box will begin its intense journey home, with the help of a little parachute.
When it’s just mere kilometers away from earth, the phone will reconnect to the mobile network, sending a series of SMS with location data. There, they hope to find the box somewhere near the launch site. Hopefully, they avoid the troublesome Baltic sea.
RISK OF ALIENS AND DANGEROUS STRATOSPHERE FOR KICKSTARTER BALOON
For those interested in backing this project, keep in mind the amount of risk involved. While intense planning went into this, there is always a possibility of failure. The balloons will be facing extreme environments and there’s always a risk to fail. In the case of failure, this project offers alternatives for their backers so not all hope will be lost. The important thing to know is that with progress, comes the chance for failure. But it’s better to try and fail, then not try at all.