Geek: "If you are looking for an experiment to do with your kids, then there’s not many that will capture their interest and imagination more quickly than offering to send a camera into space.
That’s exactly what Luke Geissbuhler decided to do after 8 months of careful planning and a lot of crossed fingers. But the results were worth it.
The camera used was a $260 GoPro HD Hero. It was positioned in a foam casing and surrounded by hand warmers in attempt to stop it freezing as it reached the edge of out atmosphere. The ascent was done using a weather balloon which will rise to the point where the lack of atmosphere allows it to expand to breaking point."