Register | Login


Tokyo based artist Makoto Azuma, for his latest project titled "Exobiotanica”, teamed with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace - a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit, to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai and an arrangement of flowers into the stratosphere. Using Styrofoam and a very light metal frame, the team created two devices to attach the 50-year-old bonsai and the flowers, which were then launch separately using Helium balloons. Azuma attached still cameras and six Go Pro video cameras tied in a ball to record the trip into the stratosphere.

”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Azuma later explained T Magazine. After both pieces went up, Azuma embraced his team warmly and smiled. “I always wanted to travel to space,” he said. “This is a dream come true.”

makoto-azuma-2

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2014.


Loading...



Ramanand Sagars Great Granddaughter Bold Pics on Instagram

The Japanese Soldiers Who Wouldnt Surrender

Moroccan Wall The Longest Minefield in The World

The Wild Burros of Oatman Arizona

Disha Patani at Filmfare Glamour amp Style Awards 2016

Jasmin Walia Another Mothers Son Premiere in London

Bollywood Beauties at Femina Beauty Awards 2017

The Battle for Castle Itter The Strangest Battle of WW2