iPhone 4 thrown hurling into space by father-son team comes back after a trip through the clouds (Video Inside)

October 18, 2010, By Shawn Wagnon

The team of ‘Luke Geissbuhler and son’ in New York decided to attach their iPhone to a weather balloon and then sent it up for a little trip to the edge of earth’s atmosphere. Not only were they successful in their attempt, but managed to recover the iPhone that was attached to the balloon just 30 miles away from the initial launching spot, just outside New York City!

After reaching a height of 100,000 feet, or 19 miles the weather balloon burst to send a specially made capsule and the contents that were carefully enclosed within back down. The retrieved capsule not contained an undamaged iPhone, but also a HD camera that shot the journey to space.

The HD camera captured some real breathtaking shots, as one would expect, as it went beyond the clouds to catch a glimpse of Planet earth from a spot that very few can ever dream to go to. The iPhone though, was only used as a tracking device, and the video one sees is purely from the HD camera attached. Still, a survival story from the realm of earth’s edges is a pretty good ad for the iPhone!

Enjoy the video…

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

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