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Weather Balloon flown 30km into space

A hobbyist flew a weather balloon to near-space, using off-the-shelf parts, with a payload of a GPS, digital camera, 900MHz radio, and SMS module. There are some amazing photos & videos on the site, near the peak of the flight you can actually see the blackness of space. Also, check out the .kmz file for loading into Google Earth.

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