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iPhone + Weather Balloon = Cool Photos from the Edge of Space

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Brady Lane
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#1 Posted: 9/28/2010 09:57:34 Modified: 9/28/2010 09:58:57

A small group from Minnesota used a weather balloon to send an iPhone, Flip Camera, and a Droid to approx. 100,000 ft.  Amazing!

 Yavin IV: Exploring space on the cheap with an iPhone, Droid, and Flip 



(photos from www.arstechnica.com)

Read more here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/09/yavin-iv-exploring-space-on-the-cheap-with-an-iphone-droid-and-flip.ars/ 



EAA 808095 Multimedia Journalist
Joe LaMantia
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
#2 Posted: 9/28/2010 10:29:56

Hi Brady,

This is pretty kool stuff!  These guys remind me of some things I did with a friend back in Jr. High after the Russians launched Sputnik.  Many kids got interested in telescopes and model rockets.  These people are a bit older but certainly are showing the spirit of innovation that we really need as a country.  I was glad to hear that they are involving some local high schoolers in this effort.  Thanks for sharing this with us.  No pun intended, but this is very UPLIFTING!