Photos: Students take unique view of planet for $150

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Descent by parachute

Descent by parachute

This image shows the remains of the balloon as the probe descended back to Earth by parachute.

The return trip took 40 minutes.

(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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