Spacebook: First Facebook Page In Space (VIDEO)Pieter posted in "News". 1 year, 5 months ago
Mission: SpacebookÂ accomplished, because Belgian television show MagazinskiÂ successfully launched itsÂ Facebook page into space!
By loading the Facebook page into an iPhone’s Facebook app, andÂ attaching the smartphone to a weather balloon equipped with a GPS andÂ a camera, Magazinski managed to film their Facebook page lifting offÂ into the stratosphere. On their page, they posted what wouldÂ consequently become the first Facebook photo in space: a picture ofÂ the Nerdlab team that manually released the balloon from the launchÂ site at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (KMI).
Watch the First Facebook Page in Space
Here’s a videoÂ report of theÂ first Facebook page to ever travel into space. Dutch spoken, but subtitled in English.
Quite a few things have recently been launched into space with theirÂ trip recorded on video for the world to enjoy. Magazinski now offersÂ its audience the know-how, equipment, and support to send a personalÂ object of choice mile high into the sky and watch it travel. After theÂ weather balloon bursts due to thin air at around 18 miles, the objectÂ gently falls back to earth thanks to a built-in parachute. It is thenÂ relocated with the help of a GPS, the scavenger hunt being part of theÂ fun.
For their initial so-called “Magaspaceki” launch a month ago,Â Magazinski used an apple. For their second one: that other Apple. MostÂ surprisingly, the iPhone 3G survived the -94 Â°F temperatures as wellÂ as the 95,000 ft descend back to earth, and still worked. Oh, theÂ bragging rights of owning an iPhone that has floated to space andÂ back.