UMaine Ballooning Club Will Help Live Stream Eclipse [VIDEO]
UMaine's High Altitude Ballooning Club is traveling to South Carolina to help live-stream the solar eclipse on the internet.
I know there's a ton of science behind this project, but it just looks like a lot of fun! Members of the club will be sending up their high altitude balloons with cameras that will capture the eclipse from unique agles. The special balloons will travel three times higher than a commercial airliner flies. Wow!
Engineering professor Rick Eason is leading the group as they take part in the historic NASA-sponsored project called the 'Great American Eclipse.' They won't be alone in their efforts. The team is joining 55 others from across the country at Clemson University to not only record the eclipse, but also to live-stream it on the web. You can watch it happen on NASA's website. And you won't even need special glasses!