Filming with BBC Cloud Lab

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!

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BBC Science Club Films a Balloon Launch

Around minute 36 you will see the May sampling mission in Palestine, TX.  This mission collected microbes between 75,000 and 95,000 ft.  We had a great time with the Science Club grew.  The final product is really amazing.