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Galaxy, Meet the Real Galaxy: S2 Will Be Shot Into Space

It's a high speed phone that will soon be shot high into space. Following in the footsteps of the Nexus S, Samsung is planning on launching the Samsung Galaxy S2 into a real galaxy far, far away - with the help of a balloon. 

To promote the Galaxy SII in Japan, Samsung Japan will hook the phone to a balloon and take it 30,000 meters (98,000 feet) above ground. The balloon flight will be streamed live on Ustream on July 15th, along with tweets and messages sent by readers. 

Check out the promo video here:

Source: Samsung Hub


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  • I think Google translate on my Chrome was overwhelmed...it doesn't even want to ask me if I want the page translated. :)

    Looks like there are musicians involved in the project, and hundreds of people have already uploaded messages to the crew. But I'm confused how they have video recordings of the phone in space already! Did they already complete the mission?

    Also, I just noticed a bar on the side of the screen that allows you to view the space surrounding the phone at different heights. So cool!

  • Andreas V.
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    Jun 23, 2011 Link to comment

    Thanks Steven :-) For japanes Google translation is my friend... like for polish

  • Actually, the website is awesome. And you don't really need to know Japanese to enjoy it!

  • Andreas V.
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    Jun 23, 2011 Link to comment

    Cool idea... do you have a link to the project side?

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