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Launch your own space camera for $150! (Includes beer cooler.)



Two MIT students launched a digital camera in a beer cooler with a helium-filled weather balloon and took thousands of photos over five hours from space.  After the balloon burst and the cooler fell 18 miles to the ground, they tracked the GPS-enabled cell phone they also had in the cooler and retrieved it.  The total cost of the operation was $148.  They plan on selling kits for $300, including materials for $150 and instructions for $150.

WIRED article here.

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