CNN camera travels to space and back

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by CNN

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Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia -- A CNN video camera has survived a trip to and from space, followed by six months in a Georgia tree.

Back in June a CNN team working with visiting international journalists tried an experiment to get video from the edge of space.

The launch went off without any problems. The balloon and its payload zipped up 65,000 feet and took some incredible images of the earth.

But on the way back down, the camera and parachute hit some high-altitude winds, separating the two.

A GPS tracker was used to recover the balloon, but not the camera and phone.

It wasn't until winter set in that the camera was spotted in a tree that had finally shed all its leaves.

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