The Stratomusica Suite:
part 1 - Prologue
part 2 - Towards The Destiny
part 3 - Moments Of Suspension
part 4 - Suddenly Jet Streamed
part 5 - At The Gates Of Cosmic Mysteries
part 6 - Epilogue (For All The Explorers)
Music For The Balloon Mission To The Edge Of Outer Space
Due to the computer and software revolution which has happened over the last two decades, it is now almost possible to "touch the sky". Although flying into space or having an own satellite is still reserved for very few individuals or companies, now a group of enthusiasts or even a single person can send electronics into the stratosphere.
Up there, 20 or 30 km above the sea level, the conditions are similar to "outer space": the pressure is almost zero, the temperature is chilling 50 degrees below zero, there is a higher radiation level, the horizon is curved and the sky is almost completely black. It is called "near space" and one can reach it by the means of a balloon filled with helium or hydrogen.
The STRATOMUSICA mission is an idea to send a dozen cameras into "near space", providing a full 360 degree view, including up and down. The plan is to show the view of the Earth from the stratosphere, as close as it could look to the human eye. But without music, it would be just a "raw" sight, empty of the human desire to reach out into the vast space beyond our planet. After all, where does our future lie, but in space?
Krzysztof Kanawka (the STRATOMUSICA mission project manager)
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