Daily Illuminator

September 30, 2009: Up, Up, and Away

Want to go into space? Yeah, me too. But while we're getting into shape and raising the millions of dollars to become space tourists, we can take heart reading about people such as Oliver Yeh, who (with the help of Justin Lee and Eric Newton) attached a camera to a weather balloon and sent it up.

Way up.

By the time the flight was over, the cargo had reached the edge of space, over 17 miles high, and taken some breathtaking pictures at the height of its journey. All for less than you paid for your Blu-Ray player. Read about the trip here.

-- Andrew Hackard


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