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Google Launches Android into Orbit

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Launching phones into orbit has been somewhat of a trend lately among tech geeks and space enthusiasts alike. Now, Google has hopped on the bandwagon in catapulting its new Nexus S phone into the heavens.

In a blog post, Google’s Zi Wang chronicles the entire process from building the rig to recovering the foam payloads. The team also posted up a YouTube video of the view from space.

The experiment isn’t that original, though. In July, a self-described computer nerd used a weather balloon to successfully launch his Android smartphone into space; and in October, a father–son duo did the same for an iPhone 4, capturing a beautiful video of the edge of the earth while doing so.

[via Google]
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