Just how much would you pay to go into space? $12000 for a satellite plus launch, like me? Or perhaps... $300 to build a high-altitude balloon camera?
Or, if $300 is too high, how about getting a couple of high school kids to do it for half that? Their 99EU ($144) high altitude balloon is a great achievement in engineering, science, cost reduction, and learning.
Their hardware specs are, alas, not in the article, but some MIT students replicated their work at the same $150 price point.
Alex, the daytime astronomer
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Going to space cheaper than me