Big Picture: Ballooning into space March 21, 2009Posted by Sarah in pics, science, space.
Tags: DIY, space
The second even featured in the Big Picture was the brilliant story of the Spanish high school kids who built their own high-altitude weather station attached to a large helium balloon. The balloon floated up 30 km into the atmosphere and a cheap off-the-shelf digital camera took pictures on the way up and down. They are fantastic! Quickly, someone give these guys a job before they become bankers or lawyers.
Image credit: Meteotek08 team