Lonesome George died on June 24th, 2012 due to natural causes. He was more than a mascot of the Galapagos. He was the last specie of the Pinta Island tortoise. While is exact age is unknown, he was believed to me more than 100 years old.
Before Lonesome George’s death, all attempts to mate him with closer female species of his kind failed.
My dear friend Marc is leaving the Bay Area today for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He will attend the International Space Universityâ€˜s Space Studies Program to pursue his dream of working on a space program.
For the past year and a half, he launched a total of 4 weather balloons in “near space”, taking pictures and video during the process. I assisted him in the last 2 launched and made a video from it (HD):
People ask us why, after seeing so many amazing places, we decided to move back to San Francisco. There are many explanations including great friends and our love for new technology, but today’s video might be the best way to show you what a day in San Francisco is like. Enjoy in HD.
This is the kind of video souvenir I would have loved to bring back from my trip. However, you need great skills and a lot of equipment to do this kind of time lapse videos. Thanks for sharing memories of your awesome trip Kiendlam!