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Scenes from 30,000 meters above

On February 28th, a team of four Spanish teenage students and their instructor from IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia launched a weather probe they designed and built themselves. Their helium-filled balloon carried a payload of electronics and a camera to take atmospheric measurements and photographs throughout the trip. After getting permission from aviation officials and getting good weather, they released the probe on a trip that took it over 30,000 meters (19 miles) above sea level, through winds gusting up to 100 kph, and temperatures reaching -54C (-65.2F), and traveling 38 kilometers overland in a time of 2 hours and 10 minutes. The Meteotek08 team has collected their images and data on both their blog and flickr page, and has kindly given me permission to share these photos here with you. (28 photos total)

The Meteotek08 probe launches from the town of Bujaraloz, in northeastern Spain on February 28, 2009. (Meteotek08 Team)
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349 comments so far...

How neat!!!! Great pictures

Posted by Mikaela March 20, 09 12:41 PM


Posted by Jon Kovac March 20, 09 12:43 PM

Even if they are from Catalonia, would be nice to mention that they are spanish.

Posted by John March 20, 09 12:47 PM


Posted by Alex March 20, 09 12:51 PM

Wow, those are so cool! All high school's should do something like this!!

Posted by Robert Ziebol March 20, 09 12:53 PM

All I did in science class in high school was mix alcohol and mineral spirits with food coloring to make a wave bottle.

Posted by mdmadph March 20, 09 12:56 PM

in #3 the guy is grinding without eye protection... that guy is going to be blind if he keeps that up.

Posted by denis March 20, 09 12:57 PM

Wonderful views on Earth surface.

Thank you!

Posted by Nick Sushkevich March 20, 09 01:01 PM

Well done guys! Wonderful show!
One thing still remains a mystery to my little brain: the probe appears reasonably intact after a free fall of 19 miles! How come?
Made me dream though… thank you!

Posted by Julien March 20, 09 01:01 PM

I was hoping you'd cover this. Simply Awesome!

Posted by Catlin March 20, 09 01:02 PM

It's truly amazing that they did it with the materials we can get in our supermarkets. I wonder how this simple idea never occured to anyone else before.

Posted by Bluegene March 20, 09 01:04 PM

did they use parachutes for the descent??

I didn't see anything on it.. did I miss it?

Posted by Eduardo March 20, 09 01:06 PM

Too cool!

Posted by tucker March 20, 09 01:09 PM


Posted by Zainab March 20, 09 01:10 PM

These kids, their teachers, families and friends should be very proud. This is awesome. I just dont understand how this can be done without a budget of three billion dollars or more. Nice job though, it sure beats the screwdriver and shovel that I made back in junior high shop class. Great pictures, thanks.

Posted by raul briseno March 20, 09 01:14 PM

Bluegene: this sort of thing has been done many times before, though perhaps not reaching quite so high.

Posted by Frank Ch. Eigler March 20, 09 01:21 PM

This makes me feel like the laziest person on Earth.

Nice job kids.

Posted by WillKH March 20, 09 01:21 PM

Great stuff...but I'm interested in if they used parachutes as well...seems like a probe of that size could cause some damage if it hit the wrong spot...

Posted by Yeoman March 20, 09 01:23 PM

I'm wondering how they planned for the descent, so that the probe didn't kill someone on the way down?

Posted by Ben March 20, 09 01:26 PM

Students of the Oklahoma State University did a similar things in the past. They sent a stock K10D Pentax up to 100,000ft:

Posted by Benoit March 20, 09 01:35 PM

most excellent
well done!

Posted by Carl Forde March 20, 09 01:44 PM

Students in Montana have been doing this for years!
In that time they have snapped pictures of the Northern Rockies and Mississippi headwaters that put these to shame.

Posted by Danny March 20, 09 01:48 PM

Laughing at the guy who got his face blocked out in #8.

Also, how did the camera survive the impact on return? The the balloon burst or deflate?

Posted by Joe March 20, 09 01:50 PM


I have a friend from Catalonia and he'll be the first to tell you that he is NOT Spanish.

Posted by Seth March 20, 09 01:52 PM


Posted by Not that Tim March 20, 09 01:55 PM

Viva la tecnología, creatividad y la perseverancia !


Posted by verde March 20, 09 02:14 PM

@comment 3...

They would actually hate you if you said they are from Spain.
They don't even speak Spanish.

And they nailed this experiment big time. Beautiful shots!

Posted by Mau March 20, 09 02:14 PM

You can see the parachute bundle in #11. It is red and blue.

Posted by Dan March 20, 09 02:21 PM

@22 --
Catalonia is a community at northeast Spain where spanish is their language.
Sorry to break it to you SETH but your friend whether he likes it or not is and will be Spaniard until he die :)

Posted by RB March 20, 09 02:29 PM

@ 3: On February 28th, a team of four **Spanish** teenage students and their instructor from IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia
@22 Nonsense

Posted by Jose March 20, 09 02:31 PM

Sorry. I meant to say @24 instead of @22

Posted by Jose March 20, 09 02:34 PM

Great job and good pictures. Viva la tecnología!!!

@22. Americans always have to be bigger and better don't they? Biggest balloons, best pictures. If you weren't so small minded you would just say Congratulations like the rest of the world. Kids need encouragement, not 'we did it better'.

Posted by Nick March 20, 09 03:08 PM


Posted by MANOS March 20, 09 03:23 PM


Posted by Albert March 20, 09 03:47 PM

Way to go guys! Great science

Posted by Quatguy March 20, 09 03:52 PM


Posted by oldboy March 20, 09 04:29 PM

Noobs! Respect!

Posted by Barak O'bama March 20, 09 04:30 PM

The spanish science over the world...and Catalonia is a part of Spain.

Posted by Karl67 March 20, 09 04:37 PM

great project, great pictures, great work!!

Posted by hitesh March 20, 09 04:41 PM

Bujaraloz is not in Catalonia but in Aragon

Spain is so big and so varied!

Posted by Argantonio March 20, 09 04:48 PM

nice student work, i dont know whats this doing in this site though

Posted by ariel March 20, 09 05:30 PM

gourgeus, wonderfull, the result of teamwork and a big effort to do it, in a simple word... amazing. congratulations, and is an example to follow it.

Posted by igor cordoba March 20, 09 06:15 PM


Posted by maiqk March 20, 09 06:16 PM

C'est génial ! Fantastique.

Vive la science !

Posted by Stéphanie March 20, 09 06:29 PM

This is a amazing...I think in schools they should let kids explore good science the way i never did any experiments:-)

Posted by Jeevan March 20, 09 06:44 PM

If they can do that, imagine what an AIG bonus can do!!!

Posted by aig March 20, 09 06:54 PM

@29: Catalunya (or for that matter, Euskadi and Galegos) is to Spain as Norway and Finland are to Sweden; Slovenia, Bosnia, and Croatia are to the old Yugoslavia; Slovakia to the Czechs; and the Ukrainians, Kazhaks, Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Turkmen are to Russia.

You'll note they're all independent now. Catalunya, Euskadi, and Galegos probably will be eventually as well. If you haven't read Leopold Kohr's book "The Breakdown of Nations," you should.

"Never" is a long time.

Posted by Laslo Toth, Jr March 20, 09 06:54 PM

Great job!!wonderful!!

Posted by 焦糖 March 20, 09 07:01 PM

Great photos. Gotta love High school science. Didn't anyone see the parachute in shots 1 and 11?

Posted by Chris March 20, 09 07:05 PM

Let me add my AWESOME! I'm impressed with these kids 4Sure.

Posted by a-davida March 20, 09 07:18 PM

What a fabulous experiment to be part of.
#32 I agree.

Posted by Dean March 20, 09 07:38 PM

What's the rate of descent? Any concern if it hits someone?

Posted by Mike March 20, 09 07:39 PM

awesome soo awesome!

Posted by corey March 20, 09 08:22 PM

Do this in usa, you may get sued or treated as a terrorist.

Posted by Erik March 20, 09 08:24 PM

Just incredible!!

Posted by Matt Asner March 20, 09 08:34 PM

It's a shame they didn't use a better camera, all that effort and then they cheap out and use someones second hand L10?

Posted by Anonymous March 20, 09 08:37 PM

Very nice read, I enjoyed that and the photos. Good work Muy Bien gente!

To the list, if you enjoyed that one, here's another unbelievable labour of love which I couldn't stop reading.

Posted by Rory March 20, 09 08:41 PM

How thin the skin is, where we live in!
Wouldn't it be great to make a more peacefull place from it?

Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Kapinski March 20, 09 08:43 PM

How thrilling it muct have been to see the photos for the first time!

Posted by paul w March 20, 09 08:43 PM

so pretty!

Posted by Nancy K March 20, 09 08:52 PM

@ #3
"a team of four SPANISH teenage students and their instructor"
"The Meteotek08 probe launches from the town of Bujaraloz, in northeastern SPAIN on February 28, 2009."
Is that too cryptic for you? Are you blind or did you just not bother to read the article?

Posted by Jimmy March 20, 09 09:12 PM

Nowadays the communities which has people´s sectors who pretend to be independent are Catalonia, Valencian Community, Balear Islands, Euskadi and Galegos.

Some political movements are fighting for this purpose, but it will take us a lot of time yet. Also, we´ve got some terrorists groups like ETA are demanding independence, but it wouldn´t be legitimate (like IRA in Ireland). So, is not a nice topic to chat here.

Really nice photos, congratulations!
Felicitats a aquests nois i al IES La Bisbal!

And sorry for my bad english :$

Posted by Pau March 20, 09 09:18 PM

Absolutely incredible! I wish my science classes were like that.

Posted by Brady March 20, 09 09:32 PM

great job!
chicago, illinois, usa

Posted by Anonymous March 20, 09 10:28 PM

Simple put, amazing. Great photos, and thanks for sharing
Bob Blog

Posted by Rob March 20, 09 10:45 PM

dude those are some great pictures ya' got there. did you spend alot of time building the drone? thx

Posted by Brock March 20, 09 11:14 PM

eagle eye made in home :D

Posted by reges March 20, 09 11:15 PM

Awsome job guys. I love reading about this kind of stuff. What radio frequencies were you using? I am amateur radio operator myself. N2DVM is my call sign.

Posted by Daniel V. Mackey March 20, 09 11:24 PM


Posted by Anonymous March 21, 09 12:38 AM

Amazing what proper education can achieve... well done to the teachers and students. I never had this opportunity, but wish that as many kids around the world (including my own) may get a chance to do something this ***COOL*** :)

Posted by HT March 21, 09 01:10 AM

@ to 3:

They're not SPANISH, they're CATALAN. It's different!

Posted by Joan March 21, 09 02:34 AM

nice work!

Posted by kevenqu March 21, 09 02:46 AM

A huge BRAVO for the group!!!!
Thank you for sharing this story and great pictures!

Posted by Diana Calvario March 21, 09 05:35 AM

Wonderful the science from Catalonia !
Thank you for your work!

Posted by Christian March 21, 09 06:05 AM

Those cloud top shots remind me of my mountaineering days. I look forward to their next expedition into the atmosphere which should improve on the present .

Posted by Alan B Steele March 21, 09 06:40 AM

dear nationalists: nobody cares. Very cool pictures, very cool high school.

Posted by cmyr March 21, 09 06:47 AM

Nice, but the pictures on the Flickr set are way more amazing

Posted by Dim67 March 21, 09 07:02 AM

pic 21 is awesome!

Posted by sarge March 21, 09 07:41 AM

UROK!! Those are awesome pictures. What did the whole project cost$$$$???


Posted by UROK March 21, 09 08:01 AM


Posted by flora March 21, 09 08:58 AM

Cool stuff. Several experiments of this general type have been done recently, and they're all beautiful.

I'd like to remind every one of—or introduce you to—Project Excelsior.

Posted by jhm March 21, 09 09:03 AM


Posted by Tom March 21, 09 09:14 AM

Why you keep talking wether they are spaniards or not, this is not the topic here!
I am wondering why everything turns into a poltical discussion when it is done in Catalonia. Let's just talk about this amazing project, and the cool things students could do if they don't get stuck on the basic stuff they are suposed to learn, this is such a creative way to teach. Congratulations!

Posted by Marc March 21, 09 09:20 AM

I'm loving the Linux logo on the right laptop in photo 6. Alan, do you know if this project was built using open source programs?

Posted by Bill Justesen March 21, 09 09:31 AM

that is absoloutely amazing.
why does the baloon burst?

Posted by ben March 21, 09 09:39 AM

Out freaking standing ! Hats off to those kids ! Now where's the data and report ?!? (echoing my HS science teacher)

Posted by Matt March 21, 09 09:42 AM

@46....why turn something like this into a political statement? Sad!

Posted by Bob Stuber March 21, 09 10:14 AM

That is pretty cool. For all the people asking questions about the apparatus - these guys have a website (with a link in each photo caption):


Posted by Jim Kennedy March 21, 09 10:38 AM

I wish I could find a team interested on that and some sponsors. Too bad to notice when kids get no encouragement to be interested in science at school they just won't be able to think in something like that and keep restricted to books or other one's experiences.

Posted by David Santos March 21, 09 10:49 AM


Posted by giulio March 21, 09 10:54 AM


Posted by ARIES March 21, 09 11:07 AM

That's incredible. I love the effort put forth to get those pics. There's nothing like pictures from space. :)

Posted by Ash March 21, 09 12:57 PM

awesome pics.

2 questions -
how did they prevent the payload from getting demolished after dropping 19 miles?
what would have happened if it landed on somebody's house?

Posted by David D. March 21, 09 01:30 PM

Nice job!!
@79 About 100€ /135$, at least that was TV said.

Posted by shinjo March 21, 09 01:44 PM

Good show...jolly good show!

Posted by Ignatz Horowitz March 21, 09 01:56 PM

That is awesome! We need more teachers like this!

Posted by Quintessential Studios USA March 21, 09 02:10 PM

Photographic camera makers should sponsors this kind of research. imagine the same shots with a higher quality & high resolution camera such as a DSLR or a digital medium format camera.

Posted by Pisces March 21, 09 03:04 PM

so freakin' cool!

Posted by Georgia March 21, 09 03:49 PM

Wow, its great work :))

Posted by Hemaka March 21, 09 04:12 PM

cool project! I would love to see a movie of it also. Was it not dangerous for possible planes?

Posted by Mike March 21, 09 05:17 PM

very very very good photo

Posted by benoit March 21, 09 06:51 PM

Catalonian is not spain, Catalonia is within the Spanish state, but many people do not feel Spanish in Catalonia.
So do not mention to Spain.

Posted by kiklox March 21, 09 08:01 PM

Thank you for amazing photo!
Good job.

Posted by dontworry March 21, 09 08:51 PM

wow great job

Posted by chris March 21, 09 09:02 PM

Que bien projecto. Me gusta mucho. Disculpame para mi espanol pobre.

Posted by Marshall March 21, 09 10:00 PM

These are great. I'd love that weather balloon photo on my wall!

Posted by Leah March 21, 09 10:02 PM

I'm sniffing a hoax. Seriously, the balloon bursts, implying the box was in freefall, yet, when you look at the photo of "the box as it was found" there's absolutely zero damage from the box returning to earth. Not even the flimsy angle steel was bent, or had any soil marks. You could throw this thing up in the air by hand and it would suffer more damage than the photos shown above.

Posted by iSmellHoax March 21, 09 11:27 PM

Hey #107, there are these things called "parachutes". Ever hear of them? You can see it in the last photo. :p

Posted by Matt March 22, 09 12:51 AM


Posted by ocha March 22, 09 01:12 AM

Left men is a teacher or something?

Posted by locomax March 22, 09 05:03 AM

Just i can say amazing!

Posted by Salvador Mtz B March 22, 09 06:41 AM

#107, read prev comments; on photo 11 you can see the parachute.

Beautiful pics!!

Posted by Guan March 22, 09 06:53 AM

Free Catalonia!

Posted by catalan people March 22, 09 10:46 AM

Good job! really interesting observation indeed.
I bet the teacher are proud of his students : )

Posted by Anonymous March 22, 09 10:53 AM

I can't expect much more from all those resentful catalonians, bringing all their politic bullsh*t, even to a great blog with great pictures talking about science.

Congrats to the students, spanish, as their ID can show us.

Posted by nitroglicerino March 22, 09 12:18 PM

Nice Job Guys! Bravo!

Posted by George Pittas March 22, 09 02:25 PM

This is just like sex. The height of the experience is limited by the durability of the latex.

Posted by Sork March 22, 09 02:34 PM

Fotos muy fregonas !!!!

Posted by Armando Fuentes A. March 22, 09 03:12 PM

looks like this adventure has been véry exciting for all of you!!
nice job!
Stephanie (Belgium)

Posted by Stephanie March 22, 09 05:52 PM

Quisiera ser tan alto como la luna, ¡ay, ay!, como la luna, como la luna; para ver los soldados de Cataluña, ¡ay, ay!, de Cataluña, de Cataluña...

Traditional spanish song:

I would like to be as tall as the moon, Ay ay! As the moon; to see the soldiers of Catalonia, Ay, Ay! of Catalonia, of Catalonia...

Posted by Maño March 22, 09 05:57 PM


Posted by Pestawine March 22, 09 06:20 PM


Posted by phiesta March 22, 09 08:08 PM

these pictures are cool but i mean you could have gotte them taking pictures out of the window seat of a plane

Posted by larry billips March 22, 09 08:16 PM

Wonderful project, you should be proud!

Posted by James Green March 22, 09 08:45 PM

What was the speed of descent ? (average)
Were there any dangers to passers-by? (package was found next to a path, probably used by walking people/animals...)

This idea was great, you guys got awesome pictures.

Posted by DocZayus March 22, 09 09:08 PM

Very nice idea, and great photos!

Posted by Ilya Pashkov March 22, 09 09:38 PM

That the box fell from 19 miles is irrelevant. It was in freefall and it was likely lightweight with a large surface area, therefore hit the ground relatively gently. This is the reason you don't find skydivers at the bottom of smoking craters!

Posted by KC March 22, 09 10:57 PM

Who cares whether they are from Spain or Catalonia.I thought that we as humans were evolving away from all that bullsh*t.They are humans who did a wonderful job with their experiment and that is what matters. Way to go guys.

Posted by Ken March 22, 09 10:58 PM

Que bueno!

(oh, and as some of us know, Texas is a whole other country! --- also my first Spanish teacher insisted we learn proper Castillion, even though we were in Venezuela and she was from Spanish Morocco --- if any of y'all get confused between Queen's English and American English: don't even try to figure out the several accents, idioms and other oddities of Spanish on the entire planet! Despite the efforts of my first Spanish teacher in Escuela Campo Alegre, I have that accent mocked by Isabel Allende in her book "My Invented Country")

As a parent (or survivor) of a high school senior project, this was great! Good for those kids. (by the way my kid and his friend built a plywood/tarp/duct tape hovercraft powered by a small electric leaf blower, not as flashy, but still pretty cool). This was awesome!

Posted by Chris March 22, 09 10:58 PM

Great work!

@123 How many planes fly at at an altitude of 100,000 feet?

Posted by Jason March 22, 09 11:06 PM

Awesome pictures, what a great should all be proud of what you did, and how well it worked...keep up the good work.

Posted by C.Elliot March 23, 09 01:30 AM


Posted by Anonymous March 23, 09 02:46 AM

Wonderful science project from Spanish science students. My congratulations without mention of politics (Catelonia), conspiracy theorys (it’s a fake), suggestions that the camera isn’t much good, just my admiration. I wonder how many of those making disparaging comments have managed to achieve anything like this!

Posted by Peter (UK) March 23, 09 03:56 AM

catalonia is not spain

Posted by catalanet March 23, 09 04:09 AM

Old, but very good camera. Go for new Coolpix camera's www.euope-nikon.vom

Posted by Rick March 23, 09 04:21 AM

To those of you worried about the danger of this coming down on someone's head: Yes, that is a danger, but only as great as the danger of me winning the lottery this weekend.

These giys were smart enough to do this well away from any urban centers, as the pics show. And basically, the earth is big. Really big. And your head is really, really small in comparison. The fact that it came down near a foot-path is amazing luck in itself. But when you consider how much of the length of a footpath doesn't have people on it at any one time, you'll see my point.

Also: The ballon exploded because once it got high enough, the difference between the pressure inside and the pressure outside became more than the ballon's material could withstand. When someone like NASA sends up a weather-ballon, the material is mylar, something with very little "stretch". They leave the ballon mostly-empty on launch. The helium expands into the empty space as the outside pressure drops. That way, it doesn't explode. But of course, these guys wanted it to explode, so they could retrieve the camera.

And of course the camera was a cheap one! There was a very real possibility of this experiment ending in tears, with the capsule exploding on impact and everything being ruined. Not something you want to risk with a a $5,000+ DSLR! But the guy who suggested that next time they should go to a camera manufacturer for a sponsorship, now there was a smart idea!

Posted by Stuart Van Onselen March 23, 09 04:24 AM

What a great project. How exciting it must have been to see the photos for the first time. Nice job.

Posted by Judy March 23, 09 05:07 AM

Science is gonna save the world, not finance !

Posted by ulysse March 23, 09 06:48 AM

Very Cool, Amazing

Posted by Tluanga March 23, 09 07:07 AM

I think the project would benefit if you had chosen a sunny day.Next time perhaps...

Posted by Simon March 23, 09 07:57 AM

españa e lo meon

Posted by jorge March 23, 09 08:51 AM

It is wonderful!!

Posted by Anonymous March 23, 09 08:57 AM

Awesome, I've seen other balloon launches similar to this and they hardly filled the balloon. As it rose it filled up more and more. If you attached more than one balloon, possibly 3, at varying fullness, as one became over pressurized the others would be reaching breaking point at higher and higher altitude. I'm not a scientist or anything but seems sound to me.

Posted by PsylicybinMonk March 23, 09 09:40 AM

PsylicybinMonk (#143), the air in the balloons would expand but you would still have less total helium as a balloon burst, causing the device to fall. I think you need a way to let more helium into the partially filled balloons.

Posted by arto7 March 23, 09 10:21 AM

!!!!...GOOD JOB.....!!!!

Posted by Demna Dumbadze March 23, 09 10:31 AM

Very cool.... good luck and continued success!

Posted by Tino March 23, 09 10:36 AM

They're not SPANISH, they're CATALAN. It's different!
If you're from Catalonia then you're Spanish because that's in Spain, ain't it??
There's no reason to say things like that, wishes are no true facts.

Posted by Mikah March 23, 09 10:55 AM

If I didn't live near an airport, I would go outside and try this right now! amazing idea and amazing photos!

Posted by cchana March 23, 09 11:20 AM

why is everyone applauding these kids? the pictures were ok but they weren't THAT amazing.

Posted by Anonymous March 23, 09 11:20 AM


Posted by RAMON S. DAVID March 23, 09 12:25 PM

so good

Posted by Alexandre March 23, 09 01:17 PM

well #149 us kids are way better than adults everyone nos that! and ya i guess ur right about one thing..the pictures wernt THAT amazing.

Posted by amber March 23, 09 01:25 PM

Very interesting idea! It's like google maps.

Posted by Zib March 23, 09 01:40 PM

Great job, Spanish guys!!!

Posted by Mixo March 23, 09 02:50 PM


Posted by Jaime March 23, 09 03:03 PM

Good job guys! keep working!

Basque Country is not Spain, nor France!

Posted by Imanol March 23, 09 03:19 PM

Impresionant gent! bona feina!!

Made in Catalonia !!! :D

Posted by oeoe March 23, 09 03:33 PM

1. no safety glasses while grinding: it's only a matter of time, before you lose an eye, dude.

2. falling objects can maim/kill people: try making it a bunch of balloons, instead of only 1, next time ( if one pops, it slows its climb, or descends, rather than plummets )

3. why doesn this comment box hide everything I type after point #2?

4. I hope they informed the local ATC, so any planes would be steered around the thing.

5. damn good that people are still exploring, making it personal: we NEED that, as a race...

Posted by Captain Obvious March 23, 09 03:34 PM

Legal, realmente muito louco esse esperimento, parabens rapazes!

Posted by Anderson Guedes March 23, 09 04:00 PM

Fantastico proyecto nens.
Teneis que meter siempre la politica en todos sitio,tanto fachas como independentistas.Suerte que en catalunya no somos la mayoria ni una cosa ni otra.La mayoria somos democratas,bilingues y amantes de la libertad.Id aprendiendo,a ver si saliis de la edad media.

Posted by Anonymous March 23, 09 04:44 PM

moltes felicitats, sou uns cracks

Posted by roderic March 23, 09 04:51 PM

No se porque la gente se tiene que meter en politiqueos aqui pero bueno....

Me encanta¡ Ojala todos los estudiantes hiciesen gala de tal iniciativa¡ Felicidades.

Posted by Dininid March 23, 09 04:56 PM

Yes!! Really good guys!!

Freedom for Catalonia!! ||*||

Posted by Llorenç March 23, 09 05:02 PM

As always some idiots uses any methods to express their stupids ideas. Spain is more than Cataluña , Euskadi or Galicia. Some people tray to change the history telling lies abut it , but the history is obstinate. So this kind of people are a cancer for Spain and of course for Cataluña , Euskadi and Galicia.
Anyway a very , very good work.
Viva España, le pese a quien le pese.
España está por encima de Cataluña,Euskadi o Galicia.Algunas personas pretenden cambiar la historia mintiendo como bellacos, pero la historia es obstinada. Estos tipos son un cancer para cualquier país.
Lo importante, muy buen trabajo.

Posted by demostenes March 23, 09 05:07 PM

Son españoles, ya que Cataluña es una comunidad autonoma de España. Otra cosa es que tengamos algunos paisanos españoles que se crean que porque tuvieran un pais llamado Cataluña vivirian mas felices o algo. Un saludo a todos los españoles nacidos o no en Cataluña.... aaah, y que viva la republica independiente de CÓRDOBA... JEJEJE

Posted by uno del mundo March 23, 09 05:26 PM

Made in Catalonia, Spain. :D

Es una discusión absurda la vuestra (la de los nacionalistas, tanto españolistas, como catalanistas), Cataluña/Catalunya/Catalonia está dentro del territorio Español, y forma parte de el.
So Catalonia is Spain. Porque España, no es España sin Cataluña, y porque Cataluña se siente orgullosa de ser española también.

Buen trabajo! impresionantes fotos.

Posted by Jaime March 23, 09 05:43 PM

Mientras cataluña siga siendo parte de ESPAÑA, se riga por sus leyes y no obtenga su independencia (Eso acabará cuando reuna a gente suficiente para subir con un serrucho, cortar, y empujarlos con un palo lejos de ESPAÑA) tendrán que seguir tragando con la realidad CATALUÑA NO ES NINGUNA NACION, solo una comunidad autonoma ESPAÑOLA.

Posted by Un almeriense March 23, 09 06:02 PM

catalonia is not spain

Posted by Anonymous March 23, 09 06:03 PM

Really good photos 4 that spanish boys and for his teacher, GJ, congratulations. Keep on good work.

Posted by Eddy March 23, 09 06:13 PM

putos catalanes independentistas

Posted by casto March 23, 09 06:15 PM

Well done!

Hooray for that Spaniards!

Posted by DaRoiT March 23, 09 06:27 PM

Sorry. They are SPANISH. CATALUÑA is SPAIN. Buy a map dude.

Posted by David March 23, 09 06:32 PM

Los españoles dando ejemplo, como siempre. Asi nos va.

Posted by Cabrera March 23, 09 06:36 PM

I really feel fear in photos from dark space. Great work!

Posted by Evgeny March 23, 09 06:53 PM

Catalonia is not Spain!!
Freedom for Catalonia!!

Posted by Gerard March 23, 09 06:55 PM

Dios, que en toas partes tienen que entrar los hooligans de la politica...
No les basta con el furbol??

Interesante trabajo chicos. Mis felicitaciones.

Posted by David March 23, 09 06:59 PM

Increible! Felicidades!!!

Posted by Anibal March 23, 09 07:22 PM

We could keep been spaniards if we would be able to create our own laws in our countries.We need a Federal Republic!
Down Bourbons!
P.S.: awesome pictures.Very nice job.

Fascistas de uno y otro lado: aunque sea en un pésimo ingles como el mío procurad respetar la lengua del Blog éste.
Además,no creo que a los anglos comprendan demasiado nuestras diferencias.

Posted by SrSordido March 23, 09 07:30 PM


Wonderful the science from SPAIN.

From Barcelona, Catalonia was, is and will be Spain.

So guys, study science, it's great, but don't forget the History. And History says, without doubts, that Catalonia was EVER Spain.



Posted by Isma_BCN March 23, 09 07:33 PM

Moltes felicitats per les fotos, nois!!! Continueu amb aquesta il.lusió que és el més important.

Hace 300 años que Catalunya esta ocupada por el Estado español, hemos sido callados, perseguidos y torturados como pueblo y aún seguimos aguantando, hasta cuando tendremos de aguantar?? Esta es vuestra democrácia!!!

Catalunya, Euskadi, Galícia, Palestina, Irlanda, Tíbet,... y a todos los pueblos reprimidos salud, salud y libertad!!!


Posted by Max March 23, 09 07:38 PM

Really ashamed of the above comments. Some of us (spaniards) trying hard to be europeans and some still being ridiculously close-minded.

I'd like to think those are just ignorant country hicks.

Bravo to the kids and teacher!

Posted by 6pi March 23, 09 08:02 PM

#123 Jets fly around 5-6 miles high, not 19 miles like this balloon. Quite a difference, and you don't get the same views from a 747.

Posted by Matt March 23, 09 08:46 PM

España es España
Cataluña es Cataluña
És simples

Posted by Profetaperegrino March 23, 09 09:12 PM

Las fotos impresionantes... y sobre todo con esa camarita...xDD
Fenomenal el currelo ke os habeis pegado.
Ahora ke yo e visto el video del despegue y no hay cosa mas ridicula ke una cuenta atras en catalan..xDD

Vamos ke compararos los catalanes con los de palestina... valla tela. No es ke adore a franco, pero si no es por el.... seriais una mierda pincha en un palo..xDD

Posted by Totemking March 23, 09 10:56 PM

good job

Posted by kazam March 24, 09 12:13 AM

As I red, the experiment was made in Los Monegros, almost a desert.

Posted by Jose March 24, 09 02:50 AM

awesome job, by the way the ballon broke due the pressure, as much as it climbs pressure outside decrease so the ballon keeps growing untill it reaches his elastic limit.

Posted by Xigmar March 24, 09 02:57 AM

@ 85: not 100% sure but i guess: the higher the balloon gets, the lower the air pressure get's. the lower the air pressure get's, the more the gas inside the balloon expands, until the point where the balloon bursts. but wouldn't the lower temperature actually pull the gas together, at least compensating the lower air pressure ?

Posted by hazo March 24, 09 03:06 AM

The balloon bursts, because as the atmospheric pressure decreases (shorter and shorter column of air), the balloon's internal pressure relatively rises, till it's more than the capability of the balloon to strecth, and so... booom.

i wish i were a physicist... not a phsyician....

Posted by TareX March 24, 09 03:18 AM

Sólo hay otro país en la península Ibérica, Portugal. El resto es España. Mira tu DNI.

Posted by jose March 24, 09 03:41 AM


Posted by sharwin March 24, 09 03:50 AM

catalonia and basque country aren't spain. They are ocupated territories like tibet. Free catalonia & basque country.

Great job. Congratulations

Posted by basque March 24, 09 03:55 AM

Please, the matter is amazon experiment!! not if Catalonia is or not Spain!!!!


Posted by Tomcask March 24, 09 04:05 AM


Posted by Anonymous March 24, 09 04:37 AM

Los nacionalistas sois un COÑAZO DE LA OSTIA. Iros a freír espárragos, cojones ya. Menudos varas, joder.

Posted by Markel March 24, 09 05:03 AM

Good Work Guys....What NASA can do these images are never shown by NASA and it gives the real feeling...great work guys.

Posted by Deepanshu Singhal March 24, 09 05:09 AM

Buen trabajo chicos, a pesar de la LOGSE todavía queda gente inteligente y profesores motivados en España. Enhorabuena!

Para los ignorantes independentistas, mirad vuestro DNI o vuestro pasaporte a ver qué pone, para reclamar inversiones en infraestructuras y para pagar las olimpiadas, para eso sí que pedís al resto de los españoles ... Pobres diablos, os han sorbido el cerebro... seguid así, que llegareis lejos... por lo menos a Andorra XD

Posted by spanish_guy March 24, 09 05:34 AM

Free Catalonia... of ignorant Catalonians :)

Posted by Ixuxú March 24, 09 05:48 AM

Alucinante, enhorabuena desde Madrid. Lo habéis conseguido... .

De aquí a la NASA.

Posted by Curro March 24, 09 05:55 AM

Joder, por esa misma regla de tres Al caeda tiene todas las de la ley para reclamar Al-Andalus... pais de... No entiendo por que en vez de mirar al pasado no se mira hacia el futuro y nos dejamos de fronteras y tal, mal sobre todos los males (despues de las religiones claro)

Enhorabuena chicos, muy buen trabajo, con profesores asi da gusto trabajar. un cordial saludo

Posted by Felipe March 24, 09 06:00 AM


Posted by Gerard March 24, 09 06:02 AM

Moltes felicitats nois.

Posted by vicent (Valencia) March 24, 09 06:11 AM

Que os den mucho por el culo a todos los que estais poniendo gilipolleces aquí.
Hablad de las fotos que pa eso está este sitio... Anda que el subnormal que se compara con el Tibet y con Palestina, ten cuidao no te ametrallen o te reviente un misil cuando salgas de tu casa, GILIPOLLAS.

Felicitats nois, sou uns cracks! Mes ciencia y menys politica!

Posted by Joan March 24, 09 06:49 AM

Cataluña is Spain, but some stupid persons without brain says that is a state... this is a supid thing of people that is stupid and don't have a minimum of education... it's sad but it's true... that problem is cause of the tolerance of the democratical state of Spain and the stupid gobern who we have...

Nice proyect kids! You're a inspiration for another young kids!

Posted by Alberto March 24, 09 07:09 AM


Posted by PEPE March 24, 09 07:27 AM

Increible proyecto. Muchas felicidades.

Posted by walex March 24, 09 07:49 AM

Grande, de verdad. Poco a poco España demuestra al Mundo que no somos un apéndice de México y que no estamos todo el durmiendo la siesta ni bebiendo sangría. Enhorabuena muchachos, seguid así.

Posted by March 24, 09 07:53 AM

Cataluña ES España!

Posted by Federico March 24, 09 07:57 AM

pachasco si le cae a uno en la cabeza el aparatito enhorabuena por las fotos

Posted by Raulito March 24, 09 07:58 AM

Arribareu tan juny com la vostra sonda !!!!!!!

Posted by Pep March 24, 09 08:16 AM

Como eu já falei, foi uma experiência fabulosa, abriu prescedentes. Mas com tantos investimentos, vcs bem que poderiam ter filmado também. Mas, meus parabéns!!

Aécio Melo
Salvador / Bahia / BRAZIL

Posted by Aécio Melo March 24, 09 10:56 AM


Posted by Rouco Varela March 24, 09 11:33 AM

Are you for real comparing Catalonia with Tibet or Palestina?
Are you crazy? You should go out a little and make some friends, travel abroad, and your fascism will vanished like magic.

Posted by Nacho March 24, 09 11:41 AM

awesome work & great idea.

Posted by Aatif Nawaz March 24, 09 11:47 AM

cataluña es españa paletos.gerardo (gerard) gilipollas.

Posted by fgh March 24, 09 12:17 PM

Dejad de hacer el ridículo, los de un lado y los de otro, por favor. Así nos va.

Buen trabajo chicos. Good job guys.

Posted by Anonymous March 24, 09 01:35 PM

Freedom for Catalonia!!

Good job kids! More money in education and less to the spanish army, the royal family, the spanish language institute (Cervantes) etc

Posted by grinfild March 24, 09 02:47 PM

Las fotos, son increibles, lo extraño es como pudo aguantar la sonda las corrientes de aire, la camara los grados bajo 0 que supongo habra a 35 km (por la gomaespuma), ahora a poner un pequeño satelite en orbita.

Posted by erre March 24, 09 03:25 PM

Felicitats simplement brillant!!!

Ningú ens ha de dir lo que som, som lo que som, i si no volem ser espanyols no som espanyols, i si volem ser catalans SOM CATALANS I NO SOM ESPANYOLS.

Posted by Jcarles March 24, 09 06:28 PM

DAhora hein!!! os caras são mesmo uns desocupados pra fzer um trampo desses!

Posted by Renan Tokinho March 24, 09 06:54 PM



Catalonia is spain.

Podeis lloriquear toooodo lo que querais, pero cataluña forma parte de españa... y el catalan sera mu bonito, pero es una lengua inutil para una persona que vaya a trabajar alli un par de años, si luego se va a otro sitio a vivir; no le servira de nada.

Los idiomas obligatorios de las comunidades frenan la educacion de una manera brutal. A ver si se enteran ya macho.

Hay que ser cateto para querer dividir a la gente.

Posted by SureDude March 24, 09 08:14 PM

Muy buen proyecto y espero que sigan asi en su brillante futuro!!!

Posted by Diego Yanez March 24, 09 08:19 PM

Felicitats. Per cert, Catalunya is not Spain.

Posted by CRov March 24, 09 08:43 PM

Som lo que som... jajajaja menudo dialecto de mierda... parece que teneis retraso mental y no sabeis terminar de pronunciar las palabras... metete tu independentismo por el culo... que bien que reclamais en infraestructuras cachondos... opresión y tortura??? ya vereis cuando nos cansemos todos la opresión que vais a tener, vais a tener que correr y mucho... con el rabo entre las piernas.

Demasiado libertinaje es lo que os hace pensar así panda de paletos y meteros a LLuis LLach y toda esa escoria donde os quepa...

Y volviendo a lo que es el teema verdadero de conversación, buen trabajo chavales. El esfuerzo siempre se ve recompensado, lástima que no se invierta en más I+D en España---

Posted by Pedro March 24, 09 09:14 PM

Molt bon treball companys i estic d'acord amb el tema de que...


Posted by Kilivor March 24, 09 09:23 PM

Lo más espeluznante de esta gente que mezcla la política y el independentismo con este tipo de hazañas,es que quitan protagonismo al hecho en sí,en fín con razón nunca nos toma en serio el resto del mundo y nunca cambiamos nada de lo que realmente importa para mejorar,sigamos perdiendo el tiempo con gilipolleces y que los guiris saquen partido de nuestra cantera,por que estos 4 señores ya tienen el 90% de su futuro asegurado,y no precisamente por perder el tiempo con nimiedades...
P.D. Un poquito de por favor,el que quiera reivindicar sus ideas,en este caso el indepentismo de cataluña,por favor que lo haga en catalán y no en inglés.que quedan como el culo.

Posted by Carlos March 24, 09 09:50 PM

SOM CATALANS I NO SOM ESPANYOLS,claro que no sois españoles,y si por mi fuera os tenia jugando la liga catalana,Barsa Vs Castell de fells... a ver de donde iva a sacar el Barsa el dinero para mantenerse a flote ;P

No acapareis la atencion del logro que han realizado estos 4 campeones por independentismos u/o patriotismos absurdos,dejar que sean ellos los protagonistas de este logro,que se lo merecen.

Posted by anonymous March 24, 09 09:55 PM

For a college experiment, this is really cool. And I wonder how important its success was for the people involved and how nice is for us their decision to share part of those results.

For those who are discussing other matters: this España x Cataluña controversy must have a better theatre to resolve; build yours and call people to debate. Here, an overall disdain makes it unimportant.


Posted by Gabo March 24, 09 11:32 PM

Muy bueno el artículo pero una pena que sean catalanes que hablen una sublengua ridícula, que debería desaparecer.

Posted by Darwin1889 March 25, 09 03:37 AM

nice photos. Good job keep it up

Posted by Sapna Naik March 25, 09 04:55 AM

Felicidades por este maravilloso proyecto. Well done!!!

Alucino con la gente que aprovecha cualquier espacio para meter palestra, un grupo de chavale y su profesor de instituto realizan un proyecto con cuatro duros y en vez de felicitarlos se habla de política? para flipar.........

Como alguien ya ha comentado, los guiris deben flipar pepinillos....así nos va en muchos aspectos.

Posted by carlos March 25, 09 07:03 AM

vaya pavos con lo de catalonia is not Spain,


Posted by EL GRANJERO March 25, 09 07:49 AM

Me parece un irrespeto publicar, en esta reseña tan buena de, comentarios separatistas. Es preciso que ubiquen sus comentarios en otro sitio.
Felicito a la gente de Boston. com y solicito la eliminación de todos los comentarios separatistas incluidos en esta sección.

It seems to me a lack of respect to publish, in this so good review of, separatist commentaries. It is precise that their commentaries locate elsewhere.
I congratulate the people of Boston. com and I ask for the elimination of all the separatist commentaries including in this section.

Posted by Mundo March 25, 09 10:25 AM

Great job guys. I am happy for you.

Si os faltase el dinero, Cataluña seria España. El que dice no se' que' de 300 años, es un ignorante que no veas. Esto de la independencia no tiene nada que ver con historia (Cataluña nunca ha sido independiente) sino con dinero. Voto por mover la industria a otras comunidades. Veras como todos los extremeños, que ahora son catalanes de primera generacion, se van a otra comunidad y alli piden la independencia tb. La ignorancia siempre fue atrevida.

Posted by Carlos March 25, 09 10:25 AM

Ótimo trabalho! (Great job!)

Parabéns (Congratulations!)

Posted by André Ricardo (Brasil!) March 25, 09 01:02 PM

Very cool! I like it very much! Congratulations! I want to see more pictures! From Brazil

Posted by Paulo Capucci March 25, 09 01:27 PM

Great job! Amazing photos

Posted by span March 25, 09 02:15 PM

Ya estan los gilipollas de siempre dando por culo. La gente en el extranjero flipando y los cuatro subnormales de frente pequeña haciendose notar. Que pena que dan algunos españoles que no quieren serlo.

Posted by luisiko March 25, 09 05:48 PM

Parabéns pelo projeto e pela iniciativa...fantástico!!

Posted by celsocascavel March 25, 09 06:32 PM

Awesome Work

Posted by Sethuram March 25, 09 06:53 PM

Qué coñazo de política, por Dios!!! qué cansinos!!!! Parece una carrera de gilipollas a ver quien puede apuntarse el tanto político!.

Felicidades majos, por vuestro trabajo.

Estos sí son estudiantes y no los antiBolonia. Por cierto: que os den por el culo a todos. Me he levantado a las 06:15 para ir a clase y se ha suspendido por vuestra culpa. Me cago en vuestra putísima madre. La próxima vez me lio a hostias con el primer piojoso que quiera imponerme su puta voluntad. Advertido estás.

Posted by Rafa, Barcelona March 25, 09 07:30 PM


Posted by Luke March 26, 09 06:50 AM



Posted by TURCULOKO March 26, 09 09:43 AM

nature is invinsible.

Posted by Ajay Gupta March 26, 09 12:00 PM

Too many comments about Catalonia and freefall damage-jealousy guys!r
This is an experiment -and a brilliant one at that!!!!

Posted by angie March 26, 09 12:03 PM


Posted by Anonymous March 26, 09 01:30 PM

To Mikah with all my love and respect:
Mikah, before talking nonsense better read some history and try to know what's behind all those nationalism ideas. I guess you are one of those who call the ETA mongrels "separatist warriors" and compare them with the IRA.
Don't be so cool and hip and try to inform yourself.

Posted by Pikachuck March 26, 09 02:11 PM

Molt bé nois, un gran treball i felicitacions per Jordi Fanals. Heu fet un gran treball.

300 anys oprimint-nos no es res, continuarem amb la lluïta. Ja sigui a o a Madrid. Visca Catalunya!!

Posted by Carles Carrillo March 26, 09 07:07 PM

muy chulo,pero puede alguien explicar como esa sonda no se hizo polvo al caer desde 30 km??,o por que no hizo un socavon?,todavia me lo estoy preguntando....

Posted by jose March 26, 09 10:00 PM

A very Fantastic job guys.Very Good Picture Quality

Posted by Bilal March 27, 09 08:47 AM

Nice to see people doing things like this, I wish you in next attemp to go more higher :)

Keep good work!

Posted by Robert March 27, 09 09:16 AM

Acho que maquinas los payos estos. Felicidades payos.

Posted by Carlito March 27, 09 11:02 AM

well done well done boys please keep it up and try to work on laneno subject thank you.

Posted by major farrukh ahmed subzwari March 27, 09 12:44 PM

Enhorabuena chicos! me encanta vuestro proyecto. una idea genial y bonita a partes iguales. mucha suerte en vuestra carrera. un gran abrazo y besines asturianos x x

Posted by Paula March 27, 09 08:07 PM

Congratulations catalan guys!!!

Be sure that we Amercians know the problems with your fascist neighbour country (Spain). Our support from the United States. Keep on pushing against the Spanniard Invaders.

Posted by Sarah March 27, 09 10:21 PM

Congratulations !!
Very nice pics !

Posted by Renatux (Brasil) March 27, 09 10:56 PM

Soy Navarro, y estoy orgulloso de lo que habeis hecho.

Posted by Javier March 28, 09 04:37 AM

Esto es España...

Posted by Anonimo March 28, 09 06:22 AM

Excellent Job, great team work and congrats on the success of your mission. We hope you have more successfull missions in the future.

Best regards,
From Tehran, Iran

Posted by Ramin March 28, 09 06:39 AM

Ye no me lo puedo creer... como podeis meter la politica por medio en una cosa tan impresionante como la que han hecho estos chicos... yo solo digo, que quien critique lo que han hecho, es por pura envidia.. ENHORABUENA CHICOS Y SEGUID ASI!

Posted by Jose March 28, 09 06:59 AM

Great job guys,
Your future is assured!!

Posted by Skylouny March 28, 09 08:39 AM

Awesome !!!

Posted by John March 28, 09 12:08 PM

Creo que lo importante es que unos chicos de 18-19 años ayudados por un buen profesor (no funcionario) han hecho algo dino de admiracion y algo mas que sosner discusiones idiotas.BUEN TRABAJO CHICOS SEGUID ASI
Con respecto a los comentarios en general, minetras en este trozo de Europa sigamos asi, con discusiones de Vila Arriba y VIlla Abajo, seguiremos siendo la cola de Europa, CONVENCEROS QUE EL MUNDO CADA DIA ES MAS PEQUEÑO, QUE EN HORAS ESTAS EN AUSTRALIA . Y POR FAVOR DEJAR DE SER CANSINOS Y COSTOS DE INTELIGENCIA.

Posted by jesus March 28, 09 02:34 PM

moltes felicitats nois!
empordanesos havieu de ser!!!

Posted by jordi March 28, 09 02:41 PM

Bona feina!
I visca Catalunya!

Posted by Vador March 28, 09 04:08 PM

Como no va a ser una cuestión política si los mismos artifices del logro tratan de divulgar en catalán, que no hay mayor estupidez...(ver flicker post), lo unico que tatan de buscar es un poco de morbo, que ha funcionado, para promocionarse.

España no es un estado fascista...(Sarah, you know nothing... America.. correctly said U.S.A., is the most fascist nacion in the world )

Y para los catalanistas, "el nacionalismo es una enfermedad que se cura viajando" -Pio Baroja

Sinceramente la hazaña no es tan impresionante... "En 1960, el Capitán del Ejercito de los EE.UU. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. Saltó desde la góndola de un globo a 31.000 mts. ( 102.000 pies) de altura sobre Nuevo México, llevando solo un paracaídas estabilizador de 2 mts", eso si es impresionante...1960!

Posted by MadMax March 29, 09 12:37 AM

Ty for shareing, i so wish they let us do stuff like that when i was at school, the pickys above the cloud are fab...ive saved some for my desktop. :)

Posted by GYPSY_MORPH March 29, 09 04:09 AM

En Cataluña andan con lo mismo que nosotros aca en Taiwan. Nos decimos independientes, pero por la sangre corre China...Se habla taiwanes, pero es similar al mandarin, se come arroz dizque a lo taiwanes, pero es arroz "cocinao" a lo chino, con la misma cantidad de agua y sin sal. Eso mismo me parece que pasa en Cataluña, son catalanes, pero el fondo, vienen de un mismo origen y tienen mucho parecido. Yo no lograria distinguir a un español de un catalan, si no me lo dicen o hablan. Eso mismo pasa con un taiwanes y un chino. Pero, no que estamos con lo de la "aldea global" y la globalizacion. Al coño con las soberanias, seamos un solo mundo, donde todos seamos sólo ciudadanos del mundo y punto.

Posted by Lucho March 29, 09 11:55 AM

si sara 255 es americana yo soy el general Patton

Posted by lolz March 29, 09 12:03 PM

Ei! increible! soys muy buenos con esto! felicidades! espero q el profesor os de la mejor nota por lo q habeis hecho!
Y muy mal a la gente q escribe comentarios politicos! dejaros de tonterias!

Ei! incredible! You are sooo good in this! I hope your teacher will count you the best note!
And very bad the people who write about politics!

Posted by fernando March 29, 09 12:21 PM

Wonderful, done a very great job. Keep it up guys.

Posted by Nasir Mehmood Arshi March 29, 09 01:01 PM


Posted by Marina March 29, 09 05:56 PM

Impressionants les fotos.
Moltes fel·licitats.

Posted by SpotNick March 29, 09 07:09 PM

Muy buen trabajo chicos, impresionantes fotos !!!!
Siendo euskaldun os digo a los fachas, que el nazionalismo ES DE DERECHAS !
(From Spain)Sorry for publishing this pathetic berborrea in such a well-known site
Honek ezin du horrela jarraitu !!!!

Posted by asier March 30, 09 04:58 AM

absolutely fantastic achievement 4 youngsters & teacher where others spend millions very well done.

Posted by Michael March 30, 09 05:36 AM

Muito bacana, os caras tiveram a manhã mesmo, parabéns pelo excelente trabalho, as fotos ficaram excelentes...

Posted by Marcus Vinicius March 30, 09 03:07 PM

Muy buenos coño!!!

Posted by HCL March 30, 09 04:53 PM

Awesome Pictures....
Fabulous work done by you guys.

Posted by Rehan Aqib March 30, 09 05:31 PM

Sou tots uns plastes, ja siguin catalanistes o anticatalanistes.

A mí vuestra conversación, sinceramente, " me la suda por delante y por detrás"

Posted by Santiago March 30, 09 11:31 PM

SOME IGNORAMUS' WROTE.....(lots really)

Who Cares?!?! These kids did a beautiful thing, take your politics and jam what is an "ocupated" country,anyway? Jeez......

Posted by Seymour Flurd March 31, 09 02:24 AM

Fantastic treball, us felicito de tot cor! Genial!

Posted by David March 31, 09 03:06 AM

Its a great work Friend.... Its amazing.......

Posted by Sridhar March 31, 09 09:22 AM

Incredible work, could this be possible with video?

Posted by Dave jackson April 1, 09 08:43 AM

Thats pretty good man can see the beauty of nature and GOD created this beautiful big world which we can see in a small picture its a great work

Posted by kuram April 1, 09 10:13 AM

Really this is a great effort which is done by few students.....These photos show the God made universal system....Really very nice.

Posted by Dr.Tahir M Ahmad April 1, 09 02:44 PM

Marvel’s job u have done , keep it up guys . wish u all the best.

Posted by Kurra Prashanth April 3, 09 07:01 AM

Catalanes y vascos siempre un paso por delante. Enhorabuena muchachos por este gran trabajo. Espero que nunca os independiceis porque si no después España sin Cataluña y el País Vasco sería como África, quién iba a hacer negocios con el resto que quedaría de España? Enhorabuena también por publicarlo todo en catalán, se nota que estais orgullosos de lo vuestro.

Un saludo y gracias por este impresionante trabajo.

Posted by labiados April 4, 09 05:48 AM

Y si al caer el aparato hubiera matado a alguien o caido encima de algún coche o casa? tenían los permisos necesarios? no es un poco arriesgado aunque el proyecto sea la leche? de todas formas enhorabuena los ESPAÑOLES siempre a la vanguardia de la técnica....

Posted by Francisco April 4, 09 10:03 AM

Lo que sobra en España son nazis e imbéciles. No cabe ni uno más.

Posted by Yo soy español ¿Y qué? April 4, 09 12:21 PM

Real Kool!!!

Posted by Kool April 5, 09 07:04 PM

good quilty of pics very very uniqe exp

Posted by Ahmed nawaz amrohvi April 6, 09 02:58 PM

Enhorabuena chavales. Envidia sana que me dais. Con estas fotos mostráis que sólo somos una manchita en un punto del universo.

Felicidades científicos.

Posted by sami April 8, 09 03:35 AM

Y si le cae el chintófano ese en la cabeza a alguien? Lo deja en el sitio. Hay que pensar en todo, eh. No por ser poco probable deja de ser importante. Por lo demás me pareció una genial idea y muy bien llevada a cabo. Felicidades

Posted by Frank April 8, 09 03:14 PM

That is awesome !

Posted by Shakeel o Neel April 8, 09 11:54 PM

Cuando todo el mundo camina hacia un planeta sin fronteras, llegan los independentistas con el "sentido" de la diferenciación del resto. ¿Quién es el nazi y facha?

Posted by Paul April 9, 09 04:37 PM

WEll done you must be so proud of your photos and I certainly enjojed looking at them im just wondering what you will do next,you have been up what about going down some where now where no one has been .

Posted by Phylo April 11, 09 02:45 AM

inteligencia y catalán son dos términos contradictorios...hey guys great job!

Posted by Anonymous April 12, 09 02:30 PM

wow! truly amazing! you guys deserve so much credit because i have never seen such amazing pictures! especially above the clouds. awesome!

Posted by charlotte April 13, 09 07:58 AM

enhorabuena chicos!!! muy bonito el proyecto

Posted by juanribot April 13, 09 11:44 AM

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

Great Job!!! I like it very much good look in future !!!

Posted by Arsalan April 14, 09 05:42 AM

I read the comments of people, but i did't understand what is special in these pics.
When we travell in the Aero Plane we can see more beautifull scenes than these pics.

Posted by Waseem April 14, 09 06:44 AM

That's a real teacher :) Grat!

Posted by Tamás Terray April 14, 09 08:40 AM

Soy español, de padres catalanes, y familia catalana y afortunadamente soy una muestra de que no todos los catalanes son separatistas ni tan cerrados de mollera como algunos de los que por aqui escriben. Está claro que, como todas las regiones, comunidades, etc.. de España tenemos unas costumbres, tradiciones, y dialecto y/o idioma diferentes, pero en ninguna se debe obligar a aceptarlas a los que vienen de fuera (ni a los de dentro) para poder acceder a un trabajo, estudios, o lo que sea.
Resulta que estamos en Europa intentando unirnos y aquí los 'intelegentes' separándose. Incongruecia.

Posted by listillo April 15, 09 04:06 PM

Catalunya,is not Spain,the reasons as follows,once you have different languages not dialects,once you are population of more than a million,once your enthnic identity is distint from others,once you speak BASQUE and different thoughts,all these makes a due qualification CATALUNYA becoming a Country and is well ripe to become a Country with its soverignty,am not a Spainish nor European,but we have underwent such struggle before and still we are undergoing the process of becoming self-rule state BIAFRA.

Posted by AGUOCHA April 16, 09 05:32 AM

Los Nacionalistas sois unos gilipollas, tanto españoles como catalanes.
Dejad ya de decir mierda de donde vivimos, de dar una imagen vergonzosa y centraros en el tema de las fotos. Que para eso estamos!

Posted by Un Patriota. Un Idiota. April 17, 09 11:12 AM

Excellent idea, pictures, and obviously design!!
Have you got more pictures?
Well done!!

I really can't understand the mentality of the negative remarks of some onlookers?
I can't see that they would be jealous? I will have to put it down to their severe lack of inteligence.

Posted by Rob April 17, 09 02:35 PM

you guys are amazing to have thought up that.... i give credit to you ... good idea ... and awesome pictures!!!!

Posted by catherine April 19, 09 08:14 AM

its realy a wonderfull job to get the amazing views from air

Posted by Muhammad Ayub April 22, 09 03:45 AM

Spectaculer pictures - well done! But what is this anti-Spanish nonsense all about? If Yorkshire can exist peacefully as part of England,Great Britain, UK and Europe (after centuries of bloodshed) why can't Catalonia exist peacefully as part of Spain and Europe? to bring to an end its centuries of blood-letting and misery. When I was on vacation in Lorette Del Mar I learnt that their flag represented lines drawn by fingers covered in blood! Nice! Maybe some Catalonians have a lot in common with the Taliban. How about watching TV instead of attacking the "Spanish". Its 2009!t's009AD20092009AD.

Posted by Allan Cartlidge April 25, 09 07:37 AM

I like it very much! Congratulations! I want to see more pictures. Have you got more pictures?

Posted by FAIYAZ April 25, 09 09:13 AM

Incredible pictures - I saved a few for my desk top; hope that's ok. I'm doing a BSc in Astronomy and Space, so found your experiment very interesting. I am so pleased it worked for you.

Did you have trouble with the extreme temperatures on the equipment at any time?

How many trials did you do before you perfected the experiment?

Posted by Clare King April 25, 09 06:39 PM

Allen,la bandera Catalana no existe,es la bandera de Aragón que englobaba originalmente Aragón,Cataluña,Baleares y Valencia.Si miras las banderas de estas 4 regiones verás que es igual,salvo Valencia con distintivo azul.El fundador del reino de Aragón que abanderó estas señas de identidad incluida la lengua (procedente del Languedoc y mal llamada catalan) que se hablaba por toda esa media España era Francés de Montpellier.Sin embargo el socio (50%) fundador de España era Catalán para más INRI.
Ahora,en un delirante ejercicio de nacional socialismo reínventan la historia,todo lo de esas 4 regiones les pertenece y no tienen nada que ver con España..

Posted by Paca Garse April 28, 09 12:43 AM

Very beautiful views a new idea for youngsters.
Jamil Ahmed Karachi

Posted by Jamil Ahmed April 29, 09 08:06 AM

Very beautiful views a new idea for youngsters

Posted by Noor Badshah Yusafzai May 8, 09 01:32 AM

Mi contestación (Translation)
Gracias Parca Garse en 312. Algunas cosas fueron perdidas quizá en mi español (no catalonian) a la traducción inglesa. No sé si el escritor es catalonian - pero aquí está un punto interesante. Los países pequeños que desean independencia de sus vecinos dominantes deben prestar atención a las lecciones de Escocia y País de Gales (e Irlanda?) quiénes tienen que un cierto grado “ganado” su independencia del Reino Unido.
En tiempos de la lucha (guerra, crisis financiera, desastres etc) los países más pequeños miran siempre los más grandes para la ayuda - y esto es perfectamente comprensible.
Desafortunadamente, esta ayuda siempre agradecido no se recibe - particularmente cuando hay condiciones unidas.
A menos que me confundan, cataluña dependerá de la ayuda financiera (trabajos, cuidado médico, utilidades públicas, caminos, ferrocarriles, aeropuertos etc) que ella no podría producir posiblemente si ella era verdad independiente.
Éste no es el lugar para discutir este profundizado - pero me puede decirle esto - yo nunca había oído hablar de Cataluña hasta que fui a Lorette Del Mae, en “España” por mis días de fiesta. Ser dicho solamente por los locals que no estuviera en España sino Cataluña. En Barcelona - los muchos de signage público estaban en Catalonian y no podía utilizar mi libro de frase español.
¡Déme una rotura! Tengamos cierta unidad en los 21st siglo.
Pienso que es interesante que este los “límites” no son evidentes de la altura alcanzada por ese globo en el artículo del “cuadro grande”.
Allan Cartlidge

Posted by Allan Catlidge May 10, 09 03:02 AM

En primer lugar: enhorabuena a estos 4 jóvenes estudiantes y a su profesor. Me parece un proyecto extraordinario por insólito y una hazaña magnífica.

Por otro lado, quiero decir que estoy de acuerdo con aquellos que piden a quienes quieran dar su opinión por la situación política de Cataluña que haga esto en otro lado.

Yo soy de la opinión de que Cataluña es España y me gusta que así sea. Sin embargo, el día que se produzca la independencia me gustará asimismo que así sea . De momento las cosas están como están y Cataluña participa de los presupuestos generales del estado a la vez que contribuye a éstos. Lo mismo que cualquier otra comunidad autónoma.

Otra cosa que tengo clara es que se debería destinar más dinero a investigación en este país (cada cual que entienda por "este país" lo que le apetezca) para que la fuga de cerebros no sea en el futuro tan alarmante como en la actualidad.

Tenemos muy buenos profesionales pero muchas veces no existen los medios necesario para que puedan desarrollar su trabajo de forma adecuada.

Y no quiero terminar sin antes volver a darles la enhorabuena a estos 4 chavales extraordinarios, que espero se animen a seguir por el buen camino.

And thank you to for bringing us pictures of this amazing adventure, probably a dream project come true for the extraordinary people involved.

Posted by Gabriel May 10, 09 05:02 PM

Fantastic Photo's when is the next one?

Posted by Nigel Jones May 10, 09 05:15 PM

Absolutely fantastic achievement, well done to you guys, the pictures show the true beauty of our planet, I hope the rest of your instrumentation produced the same fantastic results. You are a credit to the youth of your nation. I can't and don't want to comment on all the Nationalistic stuff that people have written as I think that this is not the right forum for that and also it deflects attention away from your achievement. Good luck for future experiments.

Posted by Peter Gleave May 10, 09 06:59 PM

simply amazing!wonderful kuddos!

Posted by amoudy May 17, 09 03:39 AM

It is so beautiful; God has created such a beautiful world.
Genesis1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

Posted by Christine May 17, 09 10:37 AM

good achievement,good experiment idea,interesting and probably never heard off,the idea was good from start to finish as we in here got to see the images aswell.well done guys,keep the good work rolling.

Posted by colin caligari malta europe May 17, 09 12:54 PM

Brilliant, simply brilliant!!!!

Posted by Matthew May 21, 09 05:32 AM

May I give you my best regards and also a job very well done and congratulations from the U.K.
The task was well worth it as the images were absolutely wonderful.
Please keep in touch with me..
Gareth Jones U.K.

Posted by Gareth W Jones May 23, 09 12:45 PM

well ! this is a effort hope you will do other positive activities like this to explore the secrates of the earth .if you donot mind ! in the holy book quran its is stated that if we open the door of sky to you to view, you will be able to know that how beautiful is the sky and so on. ....... anyway keep it up. tanveer khaliq from Pakistan.

Posted by Taveer khaliq May 24, 09 12:59 AM


Posted by FAYSAL WAINCE PAKISTAN May 26, 09 02:52 AM

Fantastic what an acheivment for these very talented students and ther teacher
what price NASA now?not billions or millions but pocket money costs.
I hope that we will see more of this team and there aceivments in the futcher.

Posted by Ivan Wallman May 30, 09 02:37 AM

Absoloutly fantastic work !! At least in Spain, young people are being given oppertunities like this without red tape, and accountants getting in the way.

Well done to the whole team !

Posted by James Bridges June 5, 09 02:46 AM

wow fab pics! well done guys!
i hope we can all enjoy seeing more of your work in the near future !!!
and if you have anymore pics please post them x

Posted by julie hodge June 5, 09 03:24 AM

That was super.
Keep going! And Keep Posting.
This is great work and needs all the support it can get.

Posted by captsekh June 15, 09 03:35 AM

simply amazing!

Ascoli Piceno - Italy

Posted by FAbio June 21, 09 03:50 PM

J'ai vu passer le ballon !

Posted by RC June 23, 09 05:57 PM

Uh. To the person saying that you see the same views from a plane. I'd like to know what airline they travel on that cruises at about 90 thousand feet.

I feel that the point of this series isn't the view or even the photos. The point is the project and who did it and why. If more teachers where concerned with attempting this style of education rather than having to worry about political correct social education or being babysitters we would all be better off. Students desire these sorts of experiences. They crave them.

Posted by Maria July 1, 09 03:19 PM

I thought that for a university / school project that was incredible. Huge learning for yourselves. Thanks for sharing your learning. I feel humble.

Posted by Justice146 July 23, 09 01:49 PM

Its really owesome
carry on guys
brave work

Posted by Bilal Ahmed July 26, 09 02:55 AM

excellent ,marvelous ,they did a job to explore our earth from a new dimension ,I realy appreciate them.

Posted by AZEEM ZAID August 6, 09 09:08 AM

What can one say, Your pictures say it all, you must be dead chuffed. and excited .
good luck for the future.

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Posted by Gustavo from Brazil August 11, 09 10:50 AM

verygood wonderful super very very happy

Posted by muzamal bashir August 18, 09 01:44 PM

good job

Posted by fahad September 20, 09 11:58 AM

very good and nice job

Posted by Ehtesham October 1, 09 07:19 AM

very interesting and so impressive.
congrat to all team members.

Posted by sattar December 3, 09 12:20 PM

hello dear's,
i am from pakistan and my name is Rehan Zeb i realy appreciated your efforts and i like it realy,

thank you very much,

Posted by Rehan Zeb December 5, 09 12:23 AM

Nice pics! Don't forget to give credit where credit is due: students from MIT did this experiment BEFORE these kids did...

Posted by Anonymous January 31, 10 09:50 AM

Great job! :) By the way, if you want to see more on the subject of high altitude balloons -- here is the link to a single-person amateur h.a.b. that was launched in Poland in 2006 as a first like that there:

Posted by ananke February 10, 10 05:04 PM

Excelente proyecto. Muy lindas fotos.

Saludos desde Colombia.

Posted by Angello D. June 24, 10 06:30 PM

Fantastické, gratuluji!

Posted by Niki June 26, 10 11:52 AM


Posted by Anonymous October 15, 10 01:59 PM

It show a way to use electronics, and have fun-----

Posted by Benfriend November 16, 10 02:42 PM

you fools did you ever think about the fact that how and where it will be landed? what would happen if it dropped down on a human from 19 miles height?

Posted by Anonymous December 29, 10 12:50 PM
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