Monday, October 18, 2010

video of the day: iPhone in space.

After months of research and preparation, a father and son from New York
teamed up to send an iPhone to space. Their project "the Brooklyn Space Program"
consisted of a take-out container holding an HD camera and an iPhone (used as a
tracking device thanks to gps coordinates) attached to a heavy duty latex balloon.
The mission : film the blackness of space and retrieve the container after the
balloon bursts and falls back to earth. A difficult task considering the high winds,
freezing temperatures, high speeds and the possibility of it landing in the water.
Check out the result in this video.

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