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

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Sep 26 14:43:05 PDT 2012

cool Steve hic cool!! 
73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve May" <steve.w5iem at gmail.com> 
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org 
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:37:03 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Launch Costs (was-re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol. 7, Issue 312) 

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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