Colin Rich used a homemade weather balloon to carry cameras to an altitude of 125,000 feet:
According to PetaPixel,
After purchasing two Canon compact cameras on eBay, Rich programmed them to take 3 photos every 3 minutes, and shoot a minute of video every fourth minute. The cameras were then insulated in styrofoam, and sent up to 125,000 feet before the balloon burst. With the help of a parachute, the cameras descended for 35 minutes and landed about 15-20 miles away.
It’s a great time to be alive. [Via]