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Celestial Watchman
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Posted: 2010-March-25 at 9:31pm | IP Logged Quote regulus

Has anyone seen this? This is so cool!! These guys (there are a few more in other parts of the world) have basically attached a camera in a styrofoam cooler to a weather balloon and let it fly away to take pictures

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/the-150-space-camera- mit-students-beat-nasa-on-beer-money-budget/

It was also on MSNBC nightly news just now (of course Wired scooped them by months )

Theres also another article linked at the bottom about some others, and there's supposed to be a youtube video about how to do it somewhere
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Posted: 2010-March-26 at 1:09pm | IP Logged Quote JKelly

I think that's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!!

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Esoteric Dreamer
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Posted: 2010-March-26 at 1:44pm | IP Logged Quote Tiberius

Yes. really cool stuff :-)

There is another icarus project doing the same. Not sure how they are related. Many pictures including camera setup:
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