Nexus One on a rocket

Nexus One. Android. Rocket motors. You see where this is going, right? Self-described "Freelance scientific molecular evolutionary biological videographic NASA microgravitational & space education specialist" (and Phish fan) Matthew Reyes dropped word to Make: Online about the RocketMavericks event last weekend in Nevada, where James Dougherty's Intimidator-5 rocket did the deed. It was all in the name as using smartphone technology as low-cost rocket components, which is about the coolest thing we've ever heard.

Nexus One went up, Nexus One came down, shooting video all long the way. Did it survive? Well, watch the video after the break, and be sure to check out the Flickr page for the aftermath. [Make: OnlineFlickrThanks, dppatel!

 

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Nexus One strapped to a rocket takes Android to 28,000 feet

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I would have used a Droid incredible and shot that with an 8 Mega pixel camera in 720p. Pluse you know that would have survived. I mean that one guys dropped his in a fire and it still worked. But sweet video though.

Sweet! I couldn't find it in the manual, but guessing that altitude, temperature, and humidity were all way outside warranty coverage parameters.

Now that's one sturdy phone. It's amazing how they can build phones that have the functionality of a laptop and the sturdiness of a Nokia 3310. Brilliant!