Photos from Space conventional camera (29 photos)
All it took amateur photographer from the UK Robert Harrison (Robert Harrison) - a low-cost digital camera and a ball filled with helium. Robert programmed the camera so that every 5 minutes, it turns on, producing a picture and then switches to "sleep mode". After rising to a height of 21 km, the balloon burst and the camera down with a parachute safely to the ground, where he picked up the owner.
According to Harrison, the event was spent only 500 pounds, but the pictures turned out so high quality that it has to call from NASA. When he explained to them the essence of the device did not believe him at first, because to achieve similar results, they spend millions of dollars.