It's only been a couple of weeks since the 5-megapixel Raspberry Pi camera debuted, and already people are doing incredible things with them. Like, say, sending these home-brew cameras to the edge of space attached to a weather balloon.
This weekend, Dave Akerman sent up a high altitude balloon near Swindon in the UK. Its payload was a foam replica of the Raspberry Pi logo, loaded up with a Raspberry Pi computer and one of the newly released camera modules. The flying Pi was released and floated up to the edges of the atmosphere…
via Imaging Resource News Page http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/05/28/Raspberry-Pi-cameras-get-sent-into-space-and-photo-results-are-out-of-t