British school launches iPhone into space, takes stunning footage
Recording a fashion show with an iPhone seems easy compared to what a team of students from a school in Britain have done. With just a helium balloon, a GPS and a flight computer, they have managed to record incredible footage of the Earth. The project, which took over two years to fundraise and plan, resulted in over two-and-a-half hours of footage.
Students from Giles Academy outfitted an iPhone with a custom-built craft that included a helium balloon, GPS navigation unit and a flight computer to track the altitude. The phone reached 18 miles above the surface of the Earth and was able to capture more than two-and-a-half hours worth of footage before the balloon burst, after which the craft made its descent safely back to the surface with a parachute.
With the help of the GPS unit, the students were able to retrieve the iPhone and access the footage, which you can view at the source link below.
Source: Yahoo News