[amsat-bb] Re: Launch Costs (was-re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol. 7, Issue 312)

Steve May steve.w5iem at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 13:37:03 PDT 2012

I don't know why everyone thinks it is so expensive to send something to
space. Here is a video of a couple of guys that sent some Natural Light
beer "into space" with a weather balloon. Why can't we just get together
with these guys and send up a satellite?

Note: Before I get my inbox filled up with "Yer an idiot! There's more to
it than that!!!" please understand that I know fully well that there is
just a bit more to it to get a satellite into orbit than what the guys do
in this video. It is still a well-produced video of about the last thing
I'd think of to send up on a balloon.

Steve, W5IEM

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