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Worcestershire student takes space photos on £200 budget

A Worcestershire student has captured photos of the earth from the edge of space.

Adam Cudworth, 19, from Ombersley, built a high altitude balloon equipped with GPS tracker, a stills and video camera on a budget of just £200.

After receiving permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, the 10-metre diameter balloon carried the camera to a height of 110,210ft (33,592 metres) before bursting.

The GPS device then allowed him to track the camera to retrieve the images.

  • 14 Sep 2012