On August 21st of this year we will be launching a high altitude balloon to document and record the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States since 1979. To capture this rare event our payload will be taking still images as well as recording high definition and 360-degree video. We will also be live streaming our ascent as part of NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning Project.
The South Side Hackerspace is a collection of nerds, makers, hackers, artists, students, teachers, and other creative people. We meet in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, where we teach, learn, and make. Our mission is two-fold:
Our crowdfunding campaign is live! You can check it out here to learn more about our project and to view our backer rewards. Any contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to contribute monetarily, please share our campaign with other advocates for education, exploration, and science!