Space is a scary, scary place. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this when you’re done. So we do not envy anyone, or anything, that goes up there. Well, two iPhones are going to venture out there on the space shuttle Atlantis’ final mission, which takes place on July 8, 2011.
So why take some iPhones to space? Surely the call quality can’t be good, right? Well, the handsets are being used to carry out some experiments. They will be running an iOS app called SpaceLab. They will be running tests that make use of the phones various hardware features, such as the gyroscope and camera. One test involves determining the shuttle’s orientation in space, says website TUAW.
You can get a version designed for non-astronauts at the App store. It’s a buck: here.