A group of friends from Alberta, Canada decided to conduct a “balloon launch experiment”, using a Nikon Coolpix P2, Byonics MicroTrak 300 APRS tracking device, and a helium balloon. First picture in gallery.

Just 2 1/2 hours later, the balloon reached its pinnacle of 117,597 feet�holy moly, that’s 22.27 miles above the earth! At that point, the helium balloon burst and its payload parachuted safely back to Earth, where there were a few recovery teams close enough to see its soft landing

[via Gizmodo]

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