Apple iPhone travels by balloon into stratosphere and back to earth (with video)

The Oslo High Altitude Balloon Project was launched August 25th from Oslo, Norway.

The balloon package contained an Apple iPhone 4 with GeoLoqi and Hero GoPro HD camera.

• Flight time: ~1h 40 min
• Highest altitude reached: 17.97 km. (~11.17 miles)
• Descended at about 32 km/h (19.88 mph)
• Travel distance: ~120 km (~74.56 miles)

Landed at:
• latitude: 60.6686
• longitude: 11.3453

<strongFull article (in Norwegian) here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ORevang” for the heads up.]

34 Comments

      1. Ballmer’s left nut:
        Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – 11:59 pm

        So I take it that Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple to take up the reins of running things back in Syria as its next dictator after Assad.

            1. The person who obsessively re-posts dozens of times, in an asinine attempt at baiting worthy of a seventh grader, is the one who gets ignored.

              BLN certainly doesn’t do that. He’s part of the mix, and disagreeing at times is part of the fun.

  1. Not a first – MDN reported on a father and teenage sons from New York City doing this, I think is was earlier this year. Video was available all over the ‘Net, included info about their rig.

    Cool just the same.

      1. Methinks a “ballon” is actually a heavier-than-air balloon that weighs as much as a milk (or iced tea, take your pick) gallon. It’s ideal for scientific experiments.

      1. “How dumb of site is this??????”

        Certainly no “dumber” than YOU, given the above misconstruction. (Proofreading is clearly not YOUR bag, either.) Oh, and one more thing: DO try to relax your overuse of punctuation marks, OK??????????????????????????????????????????

  2. 99 Duesenjaeger
    Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
    Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk
    Das gab ein grosses Feuerwerk
    Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft
    Und fuehlten sich gleich angemacht
    Dabei schoss man am Horizont
    Auf 99 Luftballons

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