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Windows 7: The $150 Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA

15 Sep 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
The $150 Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA

I think that's pretty awesome.

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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.
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15 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Cant wait for the instructions. Have to try it. Im going to ask the GFX team to design a logo and take pictures of it from 100,000 feet
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16 Sep 2009   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Using a 'weather balloon' is nothing new to get into the upper atmospheres.
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16 Sep 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Of course not. But with just 150 dollars is.
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16 Sep 2009   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I think that's pretty awesome.

Quote:
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.
more..

Students website

Sorry Aaron, this set me off, I've never cared for the 'see who I am' mentality.


It's a good article though.
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16 Sep 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Huh?
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