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Space, the final frontier

A father and son team from New York recently managed the amazing feat of sending a HD video camera and an iPhone into space. This frankly incredible achievement (you can look on in awe with the video below) was made by Luke Geissbuhler and his young son (although we’re not convinced his kid had much to do with it, in fairness) at the Brooklyn Space Program using a weather balloon, which they sent up 19 miles into the outer atmosphere of the planet with the smartphone putting out a GPS signal for when it came crashing down.

As you can imagine, they got some seriously cool images of the Earth from their camera, which only packed up two minutes from landing, and not only that, when the package did land (only 30 miles from where it set off) the iPhone was undamaged! That’s a serious PR coup right there for Steve Jobs.

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

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