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Awesome! High-Altitude Balloon Launch At Linux.conf.au In Ballarat

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What’s better than launching a high-altitude balloon into space from Adelaide 20 times? Doing it live from Linux.conf.au in Ballarat. Check out our exclusive video and learn more about the Project Horus team after the jump, including their plans to launch an Internode Node Pony into space.

We first saw Project Horus at last year’s Linux conference, when they showed off Tux flying majestically above South Australia. This year there’s no penguin attached, but after a presentation about how the project works, a 100gm helium-powered balloon was launched live at Ballarat University, where the event is taking place. And it got moving pretty quickly, as you can see from the live online tracking — this screengrab was taken about 30 minutes after launch:

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