Subscribe to this page now.

Two iPhones to fly on last space shuttle mission

06/10, 1:25pm

First iPhone in space will test guidance software

The final shuttle mission will be a first for the iPhone. When Atlantis flies to the International Space Station this summer it will carry two iPhones to test an app, SpaceLab for iOS from Odyssey Space Research. The Houston company makes spacecraft guidance software. When the iPhone 4 came out, the company's programmers realized it could be used for a space-based experiment to test a vehicle's positioning and orientation with the smartphone's new internal gyroscope, camera, and other sensors.

more

Advertisement

Connect with Us

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    Follow us on Facebook

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Advertisement

    Recent Reviews

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 range is a critical component in Samsung's flagging smartphone strategy. With sales of its high-end smartphones ...

    Notti smart lamp from Witti

    Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softball ...

    Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

    When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

    Advertisement

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News