Project Aether is a program designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, explorers, and dreamers. We collaborate with schools to teach students physics concepts, experimental research skills, and to demonstrate low-cost, accessible space exploration through high altitude balloon launches equipped with HD cameras.
Project Aether and PAWAN sign exclusive distribution agreement, making Project Aether the primary distributor for the US and Canadian weather balloon markets. PAWAN is a leading weather balloon manufacturer and provides natural latex weather balloons for meteorological, research, and DIY applications.
Follow along as we launch HD cameras to the edge of space to image aurora. If you are a teacher, contact us for a free US flag that has "kissed the aurora" to display in your classroom.
After being launched from the University of Houston and traveling nearly to Austin TX, the unmodified off-the-shelf HD Hero camera captured this footage from the Project Aether balloon at 100,000 ft looking South over the Gulf of Mexico. The camera survived -75 F temperatures, wind speeds in excess of 150 mph, and the near vacuum environment at the edge of space.