Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Photos from 93,000 feet
My mentee is famous! :)
The first year MechE who was assigned to me as my mentee this year told me about his cool weather ballon/camera side project a few weeks ago (right before their latest launch). And I just now found out that this project has been making it into quite a few online sites.
Ahh these MIT kids impress me. Just wait til you hear about the OTHER side projects they're working on.
Basically, they've carried out a launch on the very low budget of $150, took some amazing pics, and hope to spread this launch know-how to younger students to inspire interest in science.
The weather balloon launch reminds me of the Mars Plane project I worked on in undergrad :) so this was all really exciting for me!