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Teens capture images of space with £56 camera and balloon

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:08 pm
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Post Teens capture images of space with £56 camera and balloon   Posted on: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:08 pm
This looks interesting, some competition for JPA and CUSF.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... lloon.html

see also the hompage - http://teslabs.com/meteotek08/


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Team leader Gerard Marull, 18, said: "We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs, to send our handmade craft to the edge of space is incredible.
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"The balloon we chose was inflated with helium to just over two metres and weighed just 1500 grams," said Gerard. "It was able to carry the sensor equipment and digital Nikon camera which weighed 1.5kg.

"However, when we launched at 9.10am on that morning the critical point for the experiment was to see if the balloon would make it past 10,000m, or 30,000ft, which is the altitude that commercial airliners fly at."

cool eh!

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Post    Posted on: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:45 pm
WOW! Great job guy's! How much fun was that! Great shot. Nice mission to Near Space. You made it! You got up there and looked around! You clamed a little near space for yourself's and you went and got it! How does that feel? Your near space Aeronaut's! Congradulations!!!!

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