Boston school uses iPhone for Earth photo mission

3 July 2014 Last updated at 22:18 BST 

Students have captured images of Earth after launching their own mission.

The pupils, from Giles Academy in Boston, Lincolnshire, used a balloon fitted with an iPhone and camera to take pictures from 18 miles above the planet.

A parachute system was then used to return the equipment – which was tracked using satellite technology – to Downham Market, Norfolk.

The flight captured more than two-and-a-half hours of footage.

Boston school uses iPhone for space photo missionPosted,2014-07-03

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3 July 2014 Last updated at 22:18 BST Students have captured images of the earth from space after launching their own mission. The pupils, from Giles Academy in Boston, Lincolnshire, used a balloon fitted with an iPhone and camera to take pictures from 18 miles above the earth. A parachute system was then used to return the equipment – which was tracked using satellite technology – to Downham MarketNorfolk, some 40 miles away. The flight captured more than two and a half hours of footage. Share this story About sharing Email Facebook Twitter Related Most watched Top stories Related video / audio No relatedmore »

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