EXOBIOTANICA -BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT-
EXOBIOTANICA —BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT-
Place: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto took his exhibit to another level and sent some plant life into space.
Titled Exobiotanica, the very temporary installation, featuring a 50-year-old pine, hovered about 90,000 feet above Black Rock Desert, Nev.. Makoto accomplished the feat with the help of JP Aerospace, a California-based, volunteer-run program that sends things into space.
The tree launched on a helium balloon equipped with still cameras and six GoPro video cameras tied in a ball that would record the trip in 360 degrees. The device also had GPS to track it once the balloon burst.