When most people pick a hobby, it's usually something simple like knitting or playing a sport recreationally. With John Flaig's hobby, it's a little more complicated.
Flaig and over 70 others like him will gather in Hutchinson, Kan., this weekend to practice "near space ballooning" or "ham ballooning."
The hobbyists send helium filled weather balloons into near space, which is between 60,000 and 328,000 feet above sea level.
Flaig's balloon has several cameras inside a Styrofoam payload box, taking pictures from all angles and altitudes along the way.