Posted by: smirkdirk | September 16, 2009

Space Travel At $150

This is a photograph of earth from 93,000 feet (about 17 miles up)

It was taken by a Canon A470, a pocket sized point and shoot camera.

The vessel was made of a beer cooler, a hand warmer, and a helium filled balloon.

The entire cost of this unmanned mission, which was conducted by 2 MIT students, cost only $150.

Very cool-tastic!

Here is their website which tells you exactly how they did it, and here are more pictures!

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