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                        <span id="title-20282416"> <a href="http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/04/14/2028235/High-Schoolers-Push-Down-Price-of-Near-Space-Photography">High Schoolers Push Down Price of Near-Space Photography</a></span>
                        
                        
                        
                        
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        on Thursday April 14, @04:33PM
        
        
                <br>from the can-I-get-a-student-discount dept.
        
        
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                        <a href="mailto:floodge1@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">Floodge</a> writes <i>&quot;High School students at Explore Knowledge Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada have <a href="http://www.projectviking.org/flight-pictures">launched a near space photography balloon</a>
 which took over 2000 pictures of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, 
Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and much more! The &#39;space craft&#39; 
was built from used and recycled components for under 60 dollars and was
 inspired by MIT students Project Icarus in 2009.&quot;</i>

Near-space photography via balloon isn&#39;t quite new any more, but price 
is a great frontier to explore. And I&#39;m glad that there&#39;s a school 
called &quot;Explore Knowledge Academy.&quot;</div>
                        

                
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