Just spent a week in Eloy, AZ filming with the BBC Cloud Lab crew. It was very interesting getting to see all the behind scenes work that goes into making television. It’s a lot of work getting the right angles, filming in between airplane take offs, and acting natural with a camera in your face. It’s a fact that I take for granted that I get to perform most of my work alone and with headphones.
We were sampling for tropospheric microbes by adapting our balloon payload to something a sky diver could operate while falling to Earth. By the end of the shoot we successfully sampled from 16,000-10,000 ft and from 26,000-10,000 ft.
Check out the twitter account @BBCCloudLab to get daily updates on the project!
- Scientists scour the clouds for signs of life (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)