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Father and Son Send iPhone Into Space

After eight months of research, a father son team in New York attached an iPhone to a weather balloon and sent it soaring into space. Over the course of seventy minutes, the phone, with video camera running, climbed to about 100,000 feet, or 19 miles.  After the balloon burst, the iPhone came hurtling back to earth in a custom-built carrier and landed 30 miles outside of the city. Using the phone’s GPS, though, dad was able to drive out, retrieve it and upload the video to Vimeo.