Ordinary Dudes Send Balloon Into Space

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published:   Updated: Apr 12 2011 • References: sbszoo & gizmodo
A group of (extra) ordinary dudes in Alberta sent a camera-equipped balloon into space. Their project, SABLE-3 (Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3), involved the creation of a giant helium balloon with a GPS tracking device and a camera. The camera was a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital set to snap pictures one per minute.

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