Make a donation of $8, or more, and receive a DVD in appreciation
with 2-1/2 hrs. of the best of the 4 hr. 22 min. BEAR-4 HD Video.
(Minimum donation for a CD from other then the U.S. or Canada is $10 due to higher International Postage Rates.)
Above button is for USD Donations.
Use the following button if you live in Canada
and wish to make a donation in CAD.
Balloon flights with simply a digital camera, like SABLE-3, can be accomplished for as little as several hundred dollars, but the success of BEAR-4 has others now excited to do what I've wanted to do for some time and future BEAR flights are being planned that will be much more expensive. Like a remote controlled payload package with pan/tilt cameras capable of transmitting live video back to the ground along with flight data to provide a display (similar to what's seen HERE), to allow the payload to be flown during descent, and an auto-pilot to fly the payload home automatically by itself if we decide not to do that, or can't do that, ourselves.
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