Samsung drops memory cards from edge of space26 January 2011 15:21:49
In a bid to prove their endurance, one hundred Samsung memory cards have been dropped from the edge of space.
Samsung preloaded the SD cards with photos, music and videos submitted by the public and attached them to paper aeroplanes.
They were then taken up 125,000 feet by a weather balloon and released over central Europe.
It is expected that the cards will experience winds of 200mph or higher in the jet stream and temperatures as low as -40 degrees C and as high as 85 degrees C on the way back to Earth.
Nevertheless, Samsung is confident that the cards will survive the journey and wants anyone who finds one to log on to the project's website projectspaceplanes.com to record it.
"We expect the SD cards to be subjected to a whole range of challenges including impacts, dirt and magnetism so the prospect of finding an SD card at the end of this challenge, will hopefully make this an exciting venture for people from around the world to become a part of," said Samsung's Stefanie Summerfield.
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