“Taking their iPhone Where No iDevice Has Gone Before, a father and son [drove from Brooklyn to] Newburgh, NY recently took a weekend science project to new heights,” Adam Rosen reports for Cult of Mac.
“Luke and Max Geissbuhler attached an HD Video Camera, iPhone and some styrofoam packing to a weather balloon, then launched their homemade satellite on a journey that lasted 72 minutes and climbed over 100,000 feet into the atmosphere,” Rosen reports. “The weather balloon burst after reaching about 19 miles high, then plummeted back to Earth by parachute and landed in a tree. The iPhone’s on-board GPS helped located the equipment once it landed, undamaged and only 30 miles away from the launch site!”
More info in the full article here.