Amazing Space Balloon
Posted August 31, 2007 8:18 a.m. EDT
Gizmodo has the great story of some guys in Alberta, Canada, who enjoyed some high-flying success. They launched a balloon to capture images from the edge of space. Listen up, NASA -- these guys spent only about $400 on their space project!
The helium balloon, called SABLE-3 (Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment), launched August 11 and soared more than 117,000 feet into the sky. It snapped one picture a minute, using a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera.
Pretty amazing -- and cost-effective.