Babbage Stratos Flight
by Globetrotter on 27 August 2013DE
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Take off was on: 26 August, 12:25 GMT
Mission accomplished: 16:00 GMT
Live images of the mission: ssdv.habhub.org
The Witch's House in Beverly Hills The Witch's House (Spadena House) in Culver City/Beverly Hills was built in 1921 for a movie studio. Nowadays the house is privately owned. Pixar Animation Studios Inc. The headquarters of Pixar Animation Studios (owned by Disney) are located in Emerville, California. Sony Bravia spot filmed in New York Cool animation spot ("Play-Doh Bunnies" by Passion Pictures) filmed for Sony Bravia in August 2007. Location: Foley Square, New York City. Music: The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow. Some interesting statistics: 40 animators; 189 2ft bunnies; 150 1ft cubes; a 30ft giant rabbit and a 10ft x 20ft purple wave; 2.5 tonnes of plasticine. Upside-down buildings There are two houses named "WONDERWORKS" in Orlando, Florida and in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that are built upside-down ;-) Pizza Hut headquarters The headquarters of Pizza Hut Inc. are located in Dallas, Texas. Pizza Hut is a fast food chain founded in 1958. The Magic Roundabout The Magic Roundabout - constructed in 1972 - is a weird roundabout in Swindon, England. It consists of one large roundabout with five small roundabouts in the center. Chiat/Day Building, Venice Beach The Chiat/Day Building is home to "DDB" an advertising company - the huge binoculars are housing a conference room and were designed by Frank Gehry. The binoculars were created by Claes Oldenburg. "Welcome to Hobbiton" The city Matamata in New Zealand promotes itself as "Hobbiton" (Lord of the Rings) as you can see on this street sign "Welcome to Hobbiton". The world's first Pizza Hut The world's first Pizza Hut restaurant is located at the Wichita State University. It opened on 31 May, 1958. Telectroscope connecting London and New York A giant "Telectroscope" was connecting London and New York from 22 May - 15 June 2008. The art project was created by Paul St George & produced by Artichoke and partners. I ♥ Street View I ♥ Street View - Banner at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Stratosphere Las Vegas The Stratosphere - opened in 1996 - is a Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is famous for its revolving restaurant, observation decks and the thrill rides ("Big Shot" at 1,081 feet/329 m is the highest thrill ride in the world). Giant Rattle snake Giant Rattle snake along a street in New Mexico. Remington Steele "Twin towers" The Twin towers appearing in the 80s TV series Remmington Steele are located in Los Angeles. Ocean Breeze Gorilla Funny Gorilla statue next to Ocean Breeze water park in Virginia Beach. Piz Gloria Piz Gloria is the name of a revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn in Switzerland. It's famous for appearing in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1963) with George Lazenby and Telly Savalas. Space Needle The Space Needle is the major landmark of Seattle. It has a height of 605 feet (184 m) and was constructed from 1961-1962 for the 1962 World's Fair. Vostok 1: Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight in history Launch pad and landing site of Vostok 1, the first russian space flight programe, launched on April 12, 1961. The video which can be watched here was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight. Project Icarus On Sept. 2, 2009 "Project Icarus" (developed by a group of MIT students), launched a digital camera into near-space to take photographs of the earth from high up above. Details ---------- Who: Oliver Yeh, Justin Lee, Eric Newton Launch Date/Time: September 2nd, 2009, 11:45 EST Launch Location: Sturbridge, MA – 42.12074, -72.06233 Impact Location: Worcester, MA – 42.25504, -71.71943 Distance Traveled: ~20 miles Altitude Achieved: 93,000 feet, 17.5 miles Helium Used: ~65 cubic feet Weight: ~800g, 28oz Camera: Canon A470 /w chdk open source firmware Batteries: 4 Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries GPS Reciever: Motorola i290 Prepaid Cellphone (”Boost Mobile”) Tracking Software: Accutracking Flight path: Google Earth kml FAA regulation: Legal as long as payload is under 4 pounds SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies SpaceX - a privately owned Space transportation company - successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket on September 28, 2008. The launch pad for its rockets is installed on Omelek Island in the Kwajalein Atoll.