On the launch pad - Photos: Students take unique view of planet for $150

Photos: Students take unique view of planet for $150

On the launch pad

1 of 8

On the launch pad

On 2 September, MIT students Oliver Yeh, Justin Lee, and Eric Newton launched a 350-gram (0.8-pound), helium-filled weather balloon from a field in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

The balloon carried a used 7.1-megapixel camera – purchased on Amazon.com – that was programmed to take pictures every 5 seconds.

(Image: 1337arts.com/Oliver Yeh/Justin Lee)


Earlier this year, a team of Spanish students launched a balloon into space for €1000 . Now a team from MIT has accomplished a similar feat for $150

1 of 8

More from this story

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy