Everything started two months ago
when we wanted to make a really special vedio.
It has to be launching the part of our channel to outer space,
and we didn’t expect what will happen to us.
We started preparation before launching in two weeks.
Mechanism represents a huge ballon filled with helium,
a parachute for soft landing to the ground,
and a container which carried into the cameras and other equipments.
We made parachute from dense texture
and strops from hard rope,
in order not to get tangled, platform for mounting was created.
Then we get to making of container from foam plastic.
We carefully measure it and reduce its size so to get minimal weight.
Each item should be in its own place and won’t shake in the box during flight.
Also we paid attention to additional power for equipment
and properly insulate it, beacuse the flight promise to be long.
Cheif engineer wanted to sleep,
but try to follow closely quality of assembling.
We had brought everything to the lounge point,
checked the parachute, took ballon, and opened it until with some difficulty.
We started to fill it with gas.
It was very large and it will become even larger till to low pressure at height.
We attach the figure of the channel name and Cookie to the prop.
As well as a thermometer which will show us the outside temperature.
然后把所有设备放到盒子里 密封 系在气球上
Then we place all equipment inside, seal the container, attach balloon,
and everything was ready to lounge.
We only need to let it go and wait until the tracker send the coordinates of the landing site.
After three hours of waiting, we received a message
saying that it fell at horizontal speed of 123 km/h,
almost 300 kilometers away.
It was getting dark and we moved in search.
Due to the poor road, we’d been driving almost all night
and approaching the point of the fall until four in the morning.
It turned out a big field and if we didn’t come on time,
then most likely farmer would have found our prop in the morning.
It’s just an unforgettable feeling when you find something
which flew hundred kilometers and now you have it.
We quickly left the field until farmer notice us.
Then we drove to the nearest gas station to watch the flight record.
But unfortunately we were very upset.
As we too insulated our main camera,
it was immediately shut down from overheating after the starts.
Video material only from backup camera didn’t work for us,
because we wanted to make for you guys really high quality video.
So despite restless night and moral decline,
we went back on that day to make a re-lounge.
In the evening we got ready,
inflated another balloon,
and was launching it around the same tine.
But even after five hour, signal wasn’t available.
We supposed that the prop fall outside the coverage area of network
and couldn’t send us its coordinates.
We thought it was over.
But it was just the beginning.
At 5 o’clock in the morning,
the prop was able to send its coordinate.
And we were shocked when we saw that it was laying on the territory of Poland’s,
near a huge lake.
Most likely it flew whole night,
as in the time of the transfer of coordinates.
On board temperature was -17℃.
And since we live in Ukraine,
we don’t have a choice but to began to issue Polish VISA
to take the parachute bag.
Took almost two months of no guarantee
that someone could find it before us.
But we got a VISA and immediately drove to meet an adventure.
On the arrival at the border
we got in the wrong line
which passed by five hours.
And eventually we were on the territory of Poland.
This country is radically different from our own.
路边干净 人们友善 好路
Clean sides of the roads, friendly people, good roads
even on the outskirts of town.
After a few hours, we approached the targets.
In front of us was a large swamp near a huge lake.
And our prop had to be somewhere inside it,
and we went there.
It wasn’t easy. This one we got deeper and feet stuck harder.
Some places we have to swim across.
We tried not think about what living creatures could crawl under our feet.
And we just went ahead,
because nobody could do it for us.
And suddenly I noticed a box that floating above water.
It was our prop.
Almost two months it had laying there and waited to be taken out.
Amazing feeling though, we went to it so long,
drawn hundreds of kilometers,
spent a lot of effort on it and money.
And everything to released outlands.
And show it to you now.
We go back in time to the moment of launch.
That’s how it looked through the eyes of the prop and Cookie’s figure.
Ballon rapidly gained height and moved away from us.
Then it completely disappeared from our side.
As you can see with gaining altitude,
the temperature is gradually reduced.
At the moment we are approaching and entering clouds.
It seems that we’re going up straight,
but in fact the prop can move with clouds and fly a kilometer in a few second.
Temperature drops significantly and overcomes the zero mark.
Because of the lack of oxygen, people couldn’t exist at such height
and lose consciousness in several seconds.
After crossing the marker 40℃,
our thremometer gain failure
and stop working at all.
This temperature scope is not allowed.
At the height of 80,000 meters,
the airplanes isn’t flying
and the blood inside a human body just boils from low pressure.
Also it can be seen several lakes.
And if you find it on Google maps,
you can see the exact location of the prop at that moment.
It comes dark.
Literally you can see the division of the sky into day and night.
Then line becomes too little and Cookie disappears into the darkness.
You know we are very happy with the results.
And if we had to go through all this again for a good video,
we wouldn’t have a thought given for a second!