Brooklyn’s Dad

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A father and son from Brooklyn, New York sent an iPhone into the stratosphere a few weeks ago to record a video of the earth’s curvature.

The two spent eight months researching and testing their homemade craft, which was made of a weather balloon and a styrofoam case for the iPhone, before launching in Newburgh, NY.

The iPhone apparently braved winds of 100 miles-per-hour and temperatures as cold as 60 below zero (the iPhone was smartly packed with hand warmers).

The recorded video shows the iPhone reaching a height of 100,000 feet before the balloon burst, plummeting the contraption back to earth, where it landed 30 miles from the launch point, in a tree, where the father and son found it in the dark because of the iPhone’s LED light.

(via Huffington Post, video via Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo).

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