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Galaxy JPN Video: Space Balloon Project – Texting At The Edge of Space

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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Think about this: If you visit the Galaxy JPN YouTube channel sponsored by Samsung Mobile Japan’s Space Balloon Project you’ll see a large number of videos shot aboard a high altitude balloon. A small astronaut action figure is holding up a smartphone and people’s text messages and images appear on the phone’s screen while the Earth’s surface passes far below. The organizers claim that more than 380,000 people saw this live stream from space.

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