Mar 4th, 2011

Sending in an Android phone to space, as out of this world as it may sound, is nothing new. It has already been done several times by enthusiast groups and Google alike. But this latest atmosphere pushing adventure wasn’t just a proof of concept. Two Motorola Droid X phones joined up with an array of other gadgets to track, record, and photograph the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery.

One Droid X tracked the location of the Robonaut craft while another provided imaging support. Both were equipped with 2600mAh extended batteries. The above image showing the vapor trail of Discovery was snapped at an altitude of 70,000 feet. You can see more on the Robonaut craft in the video below.

[via AndroidCentral]

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