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The stage was set a year ago after Josh made British and American news for a video he filmed of the earth from a DIY weather balloon. The story was picked up for it’s wonderful juxtaposition of low budgets against lofty ambitions, proving just how far determination and ingenuity can take you.


Of course, everybody loves galactic videos, but garden space missions are simply media tidbits. Following his success, Josh wanted something more, something everlasting. So, armed with his knowledge of high altitude flight and an eye for the absurd, he connoted the idea of #spaceart; a project to send a blank canvas and tubes of paint to space, allowing mother nature to draw up some magic. The vision to create a unique piece of work unifying science, art and nature through the binding glue of the human intellect and unrelenting determination is something I was immediately gripped by. So, I was there to chart the whole story of the day as Josh launched, tracked and chased a year’s worth of hard work and a lifetime of ambition as he epitomised the human right of daring to dream.


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Taken on August 11, 2012