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Teens take pictures of space with a Nikon on a balloon

Posted on: Wednesday, 18 March 2009

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk
Meteotek team of IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia
Team leader Gerard Marull, 18, said: “We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs, to send our handmade craft to the edge of space is incredible.”
“The balloon we chose was inflated with helium to just over two metres and weighed just 1500 grams,” said Gerard. “It was able to carry the sensor equipment and digital Nikon camera which weighed 1.5kg.
when we launched at 9.10am on that morning the critical point for the experiment was to see if the balloon would make it past 10,000m, or 30,000ft, which is the altitude that commercial airliners fly
At over 100,000ft the balloon lost its inflation and the equipment was returned to the earth
photographic card, which was still emitting its signal, even though it had been exposed to the most extreme conditions

Picture of the stratosphere taken by four Spanish schoolboys: Teens capture images of space with £56 camera and balloon
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