Lauching a Camera Into Space? Check with the FAA & Set Your GPS


Video courtesy of jlee08

And now for something a bit different in the mobile world (or nearly out of the world in this case) from Popular Mechanics:

How to Launch a Camera Into Space

The article is by a pair of MIT students who combined a digital camera, a cooler and a helium ballon to get digital photos from 90,000 feet (where the balloon popped) and continued taking photos all the way back down to the ground. Their two main pieces of advice? Check out steps 3 and 5:

3. Alert the FAA (to stay out of restricted airspace)
5. Set the GPS (for camera recovery)

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