Samsung SpaceSelfie Balloon Crash Lands In Michigan

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Samsung 'SpaceSelfie' was launched in Europe last week. The Samsung SpaceSelfie is a gadget comprising of a high-altitude balloon with a solar-powered machine. Samsung touts the SpaceSelfie as 'the world's first selfie sent to space'. However, the SpaceSelfie gadget was launched into the stratosphere and not into outer space.

Samsung SpaceSelfie Balloon Crash Lands In Michigan

 

Samsung SpaceSelfie Crash Lands

The Samsung SpaceSelfie balloon was launched by actor-model Cara Delevingne. The stratospheric selfie was launched about 35km above the Earth's surface, as estimated by Hugh Lewis, an astrophysics professor at the University of Southampton. At the launch, Samsung planned the SpaceSelfie balloon to touch down back on Earth.

However, things did not go as planned for Samsung. After clicking the first space selfie, the balloon was subjected to inclement weather, the balloon splintered down in a farm in Michigan. The residents of the farm heard a loud crash outside and found a crashed SpaceSelfie on their plot.

A Samsung spokesperson told Space.com that the SpaceSelfie balloon was planned to descent in the US. But, the weather conditions resulted in a crash-landing. The spokesperson said that there were no injuries and the SpaceSelfie balloon was retrieved subsequently.

Samsung SpaceSelfie Balloon Crash Lands In Michigan

Cara Delevingne For SpaceSelfie

The selfie clicked by actor-model Cara Delevingne marks the 'first selfie' clicked in the stratosphere. The image was displayed on a digital screen with a view of the Earth in the backdrop. Samsung says that the selfie by Cara Delevingne will be the "first of many that Samsung will lift into the stratosphere this month as part of SpaceSelfie, a mission to give everyone the chance to get their face in space."

 

Further details about the Samsung SpaceSelfie reveal that it was captured on a Samsung Galaxy S10. The images were then uploaded on Samsung's 'Mission Control' website, which was then selected in random. The images clicked in the stratosphere were then sent back to Earth, where the sender can share it on various social media platforms.

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