Photo of Earth taken with a smart phone fitted to a balloon
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Boston school uses iPhone for Earth photo mission

3 July 2014 Last updated at 22:18 BST

Students have captured images of Earth after launching their own mission.

The pupils, from Giles Academy in Boston, Lincolnshire, used a balloon fitted with an iPhone and camera to take pictures from 18 miles above the planet.

A parachute system was then used to return the equipment - which was tracked using satellite technology - to Downham Market, Norfolk.

The flight captured more than two-and-a-half hours of footage.