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Per Ardua Ad Astra

March 20, 2009


Originally uploaded by meteotek08.

Sometimes we are so busy looking for the complicated answers that we forget that simple is sometimes best. I have been completely blown away by the story of 4 students and their teacher taking the most amazing photgraphs of the upper atmosphere using nothing more than a cheap digital camera and a balloon (albeit a weather ballon!)…

Even better, the whole thing has been posted on flickr, and there’s lots of info to support what they did (albeit in Spanish so I’ve no idea what they’re saying…my loss).

I have also managed to find the Google Earth KML file of the flight…

All in all, a truly inspiring project and one that is crying out to be looked at in schools. Now, I wonder what the planet looks like 100,000 feet above Scotland?

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