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iPhone 4 to Join Astronauts in Space Shuttle Mission

iPhone 4 to Join Astronauts in Space Shuttle Mission

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  • First time iPhones will enter space; mission scheduled for July 2011
  • iPhone 4 “SpaceLab” app will run experiments related to altitude, sensor calibration, position and radiation
  • Modified version of app will be available to the general public

Two iPhone 4s are set to join the crew on board NASA’s final space shuttle mission tentatively scheduled for launch July 8th. It will be the first time an iPhone enters space.

Odyssey Space Research LLC created a “SpaceLab” application for the phones that will allow the astronauts to carry out four specific experiments while on board the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS).

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