BERLIN: In an exemplary feat, A 15-year-old boy from Zurich has sent a Swiss army knife into the stratosphere, using a high- altitude weather balloon equipped with a camera to record the flight. Samuel Hess achieved the feat on February 15 when he released the weather balloon from Adlikon in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland.
The 3m balloon was equipped with a camera, global positioning system (GPS), a parachute and a Swiss army knife attached to a cable, the Local reported. The balloon lifted off and reached the stratosphere, 30,000m high, in an hour and a half.
As expected, the balloon exploded and the parachute carried the payload, including the camera and the knife back to Earth.
The camera on board captured an image of the knife floating up to the stratosphere and returning to a field.