Teens Launch Balloon into Space, Take Pictures for Less than $100

Who needs NASA? Spending less than it costs to take an airplane ride, a handful of industrious Spanish students sent a balloon 100,000 feet into space, tracking it by radio signal via Google Earth.
From 20 miles above the Earth's surface, their handmade spacecraft took compelling photographs of the planet from above which they recovered when they found the landed balloon just over five miles from where they launched it.
The pupils' incredible school science project has already caught the attention of the University of Wyoming in the US, and the Meteotek team keep those interested updated with regular blogs and updates to their Twitter feed.


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I know of a high school class in Germany that did this a year or more ago following seeing some middle age American suburbanites do it HERE on neatorama.
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I have the same white car. I just need a ballon and a camera now ;)

It looks much more complicated than reading the blog entry. Those guys did a pretty good tech job.
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