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$750 to take one picture. But it was worth it

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A British man attached a standard digital camera to a high-altitude helium balloon and programmed it to take pictures every 5 minutes. Once it reached 22 miles above the Earth, the balloon popped due to low atmospheric pressure and a mini-parachute guided the balloon back to sea-level. He then used GPS tracking technology to locate the camera and retrieved the pictures.

This is definitely one of those things where you think, ‘how come I never thought of that?‘ and you’ll never be able to recreate cuz it won’t be original.

[via: dailymailUK]

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Written by sammyvicious

March 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM

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