Photos: Students take unique view of planet for $150

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Hi-tech precision engineering

Hi-tech precision engineering

To protect the electronics from cold temperatures, the team packed their payload in a Styrofoam cooler.

A $50 GPS-equipped, prepaid mobile phone was used to transmit the balloon's location via text messages.

(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
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