9-Year Old Boy Takes Pictures Of The Curvature Of The Earth

Issac Kubas, of Austin Minnesota, decided to aim high with his 4H project this year.  How high? Some 60,000 feet above the ground to be precise. The 9-year old built himself a weather balloon complete with a camera and GPS tracking and managed to take some photos of the curvature of the Earth.
Isaac used a small Styrofoam cooler to keep the phone and camera safe. He cut a hole in the side where the camera lens could fit. The camera was set to snap a photo once every minute on its journey.

The balloon flew all the way to Southwest Wisconsin.  His Dad was so excited to retrieve the balloon he got a speeding ticket in Iowa. Go Dad!  It's great to see the whole family getting into the spirit of the project.


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