SPEARS joins the 19-mile-high club: Intimate snaps
Spaceplane test flight mission photos for your viewing pleasure
Behold, the payload aloft
So, once in the air, we were recording video on the main payload camera...
...while the Raspberry Picam in the CHAV's nose grabbed stills:
In pursuit, our impressive six-vehicle convoy pulled over from time to time to check the flight's progress...
...anxiously staring at the live tracker map on a laptop, as Dave's main onboard Windows PC agonisingly installed updates and generally faffed about:
High above our heads, the Picam continued to grab spectacular images from aloft...
...before balloon burst at 34,571m (113,421ft) and a fairly rapid descent. This video has footage from the main payload camera and then a video sequence from the Picam as the plane and payload crashed into trees just south of Perham Down on the edge of Salisbury Plain:
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