Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot
I think that's pretty awesome.
The two students (from MIT, of course) put together a low-budget rig to fly a camera high enough to photograph the curvature of the Earth. Instead of rockets, boosters and expensive control systems, they filled a weather balloon with helium and hung a styrofoam beer cooler underneath to carry a cheap Canon A470 compact camera.
Sorry Aaron, this set me off, I've never cared for the 'see who I am' mentality.
It's a good article though.