Guy Has Sent His Camera to the Space
Who needs rockets and multi-million dollar satellites when you can get the same results by spending only $600?
This was the thinking of Adam Cudworth, a 19 year-old student from the U.K., who recently sent his Canon A570 camera to the edge of space,
in hopes of capturing some cool images of Earth from space. And that he did.
The student spent 40 hours working on a home-made device consisting of a box containing a GPS, radio and microprocessor -
which soared to an incredible height of 110,210 ft (33,592m) when he released it last Thursday.
After taking two-and-a-half hours to float over 20 miles up into the earth's stratosphere,
his contraption captured out-of-this-world images giving breathtaking views of our planet from space.
Adam used a GPS tracker similar to a car's sat-nav to follow its progress and an attached radio transmitter to find it
when it fell back to earth having reached speeds of over 150mph.
The teenager, from Ombersley, Worcs., said: "It's just a bit of hobby really, I just wanted to set myself a challenge - but I'm amazed at the results.