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Motorola Droid does… Outerspace

Thats right folks you heard me right, the team at QuestforStars put our beloved little buddy in a balloon and sent it on a mission. The Droid was outfitted with a program called LapseDroid  to take time-laspe photography shots to record the whole trip. Due to a lucky shift in the wind our little buddy made it to the great beyond

Droid ! First Android in space

Hit the link for the Youtube video

Also feel free to let us know what have you done with your Droid?

  • evil_driod_2

    speaking of droid 1 i finally just got my 2.2 froyo love from verizon….nothing like waking up to go to work and finding a froyo surprize

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/II5KUXRH3PZ3IFVUWUVEU46WH4 Brandy

    I was telling my husband the same thing. Illegal Operation sounds like our little droid could of taken shots of something other than just empty space. I dunno mebe some foreign friends, maybe green, i dunno. lol. what goes on in those hills? ? ? haha

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/II5KUXRH3PZ3IFVUWUVEU46WH4 Brandy

    Its so awesome that this guy thought to put his droid out there. I wouldn't let my baby out of my sight. Still the pictures are amazing. Good job putting the droid to some different activities. Of course he didn't use and i*hone it would have popped open within like 1 minute of lift off. Only the droid with its tough body could withstand this task. Go droid. BTW i like any android, just the fact that they are androids is good for me, except the eris and backflip and devour , lol ok so i have to stop somewhere. But I do loooooove my droid 1.

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    DROID X has custom recovery!!!!!! WHERES KELLEX???

  • JCCT

    WHERE IS FROYO??!!

    I haven't received yet and I'm sad =(

  • Brian

    Sorry I put the wrong link up for the droidx recovery heres the right one and I also included links for the SBF, RSD lite 4.7 and a nandroid backup

    http://www.koushikdutta.com/
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-roms/
    http://rootzwiki.com/index.php/Smartphones/Moto

  • JT

    video freezes 10 seconds in… this is not the first time the youtube app has done this you can see where it's buffered much more of the video but it hangs up everytime 10s in..

    • http://www.facebook.com/cory.britt1 Cory Britt

      I can watch the whole video. Try watching it thru the website instead YouTube apk…it may work for me cuz I'm rooted with adobe flash(beta)…that maybe helping it play all the way thru

    • http://www.facebook.com/cory.britt1 Cory Britt

      I can watch the whole video. Try watching it thru the website instead YouTube apk…it may work for me cuz I'm rooted with adobe flash(beta)…that maybe helping it play all the way thru

    • JT

      Finally got it to work after trying the link a half-dozen times! That is pretty bada$$! I wonder how he set up the camera to work with the Droid? Also very impressed that the battery held out long enough to get those awesome pics! I can't say that I agree with the level of detail… but it's outer space on a camera, not the Hubble!

  • evil_driod_2

    speaking of droid 1 i finally just got my 2.2 froyo love from verizon….nothing like waking up to go to work and finding a froyo surprize

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/II5KUXRH3PZ3IFVUWUVEU46WH4 Brandy

    Its so awesome that this guy thought to put his droid out there. I wouldn't let my baby out of my sight. Still the pictures are amazing. Good job putting the droid to some different activities. Of course he didn't use and i*hone it would have popped open within like 1 minute of lift off. Only the droid with its tough body could withstand this task. Go droid. BTW i like any android, just the fact that they are androids is good for me, except the eris and backflip and devour , lol ok so i have to stop somewhere. But I do loooooove my droid 1.

  • JCCT

    WHERE IS FROYO??!!

    I haven't received yet and I'm sad =(

  • Bballgarnett
  • Matt

    quick question guys. im rooted 2.2. whenever i switch roms, do i have to wipe data and cache every time? and if i do, want that clear all of my apps off my phone. so would i have to go back in and just re install them every single time? thanks in advance

    • Chris Nimon

      I only wipe data/cache if i run into a problem after loading the new rom. Ive only had to do it a couple of times so far after switching about 30 times.

  • Chris Nimon

    That was all kinds of awesome. Couldnt he have used the “Lookout” app to find where it landed?

  • jedijesus95

    It looks like it fared better than the N1 on the rocket. Of course it had more padding.

  • Myamail7

    Hmmmm

  • Edgar

    On a super awesome note: Custom ROMs on the Droid X!!! http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-rec

  • Lane252

    i cant wait until they launch the iphone 4 and see how awesome its pictures look from otter space…wait…nm itd lose signal and then freeze and cause a national att service outage…MAN this is freak awesome DROID DOES EVERYTHINGG…i wounder if i can call God with it.

  • Jason w.s.

    OFF TOPIC, koush just put a Droid X bootloader app on the market for custom recoveries. Check it out!

  • Fordc08

    hey guys… i just got the droid 2… and to be honest its not as bad as i thought it was gonna be…. im actally impressed with it. like the moto/ninja blur is nice, it really doesnt bother me… and it runs smoother. now ive heard rootin it is a b****. i hope they cn get that tooken care of.

  • youngnamlee

    Droid was trying to get back home!

  • Ken619

    Btw…what happened to adobe flash coming out on the market today for 2.2? Anybody?!

    • Baked14

      Its been in the market for me a long time.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z54VGB6WBQGXMGZZ73SD567DDM mark mata

        I don't see it, I searched for flash 10.1 yesterday

        • Chris Nimon

          you can get it in the Downloads section from the top of the page.

    • Erik C.

      It says it's in the ota update that it's trying to force my phone into doing… I'm rooted already with 2.2…

  • Ken619

    Awesome! That was san diego news channel 7! Droid is taking over san diego!

    • Joesred

      Motorola BETTER take care of that guy….
      Awesome press…

  • Doolidg

    Oh look at the new look…… This is different…

  • TommyTooth

    Android wins the space race! I never doubted it for a second.

  • Raptor

    Very cool pics

  • Sreed32591

    They actually did something like this with the nexus one already. I think they strapped it to a rocket and actually got it all on video with the n1 itself its on YouTube.

  • Kswallace87

    Did it spot the 2.2 ota update in its travels? Or Kellex?

    • Mrpicolas

      There has been no sightings of either we're waiting from word from the international space station on Kellex though :-)

    • gmlkng

      I received the 2.2 ota but not sure what to do with it since I already have it on my phone, any input?

      • Erik C.

        I had this happen too… Why would we be receiving the update when we're already rooted with 2.2 (I've got FRG22). What's going to happen if we let our phone restart? Mine tells me it's going to restart my phone shortly so I just press back and it goes back up to the notification bar…

  • chronicandroid

    I wonder what kind of “illegal operation” he could have run into miles into the socal wilderness?

    • http://twitter.com/ajbattaglia83 anthony battaglia

      I was thinking the same thing

      • Greg668771

        area 52? LOL

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/II5KUXRH3PZ3IFVUWUVEU46WH4 Brandy

      I was telling my husband the same thing. Illegal Operation sounds like our little droid could of taken shots of something other than just empty space. I dunno mebe some foreign friends, maybe green, i dunno. lol. what goes on in those hills? ? ? haha

  • http://twitter.com/Lyrical5nyper Ray Younger

    Off topic… why are ppl always fighting about which Droid phone they have, I always admired the Droid community for their camaraderie, the d1 is still tha granddad and deserves the praise cuz it paved the way without it we wouldn't be where we are with the android OS but y can't accept that as time goes one hardware can be updated and thats what makes the Droid familyso awesome that these phones are so top of the line they don't really top one another, in the sense that just cuz a new phone comes the others aren't obsolete as it is with so many others, so how bout everyone embrace there brethren, pay respects were they are due, welcome the new and use this effort to battle the oppressor Apple, we are the forefront of the revolution… just saying… sent on my rooted dinc thanks to the always awesome dlife

    • GeinaBou

      I think that was the longest run-on sentence I've ever read. lol

      • http://twitter.com/Lyrical5nyper Ray Younger

        Lol I didn't no we were being graded

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Smith/755055496 Robert Smith

          nobody is grading you but you might have noticed that its very hard sometimes to figure out how people are expressing themselves when they fail to use and punctuation i am always amazed that people think because they are not in school they do not have to attempt to get their point across in a proper fashion that said you are correct when you say that in the end owning any kind of android phone makes us all a part of the same community i am sure that most of the infighting is more jest than anything after all we are still human and like to do a little flexing of the muscles to see who is the big dog rest assured that if you are using and android phone everyone here will do what they can to help you

          even if your using a sad htc phone

      • Serqet

        I agree with everything he said, but for kicks, I'd sure like to see someone diagram that sentence.

    • EC8CH

      Some people take offense when some of us comment on our dislike for the direction Moto is going with their follow ups to the Droid (bootloader, blue, etc). I think most of us feel that android hardware is advancing nicely, but are concerned that some of the freedom and openness of android is being lost. The people that own these newer phones shouldn't take this criticism personally. We just want to see the latest more advanced hardware capable of being fully leveraged by the android community with the free and open software.

    • Joesred

      People get SENSITIVE when they think a OTA is due to their phone…
      (just my opinion)

    • Spencer

      The G1 is the actual granddad…

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      DROID X has custom recovery!!!!!! WHERES KELLEX???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    Well I know what my girl does with her droid. It's called vibrator app.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

      Lol does that count as the great beyond?

      • Greg668771

        no… but it does count as something! LOL

  • Evermour

    So thats what i saw floating by…

    ..its a bird…its a plane…NO ITS MY PHONE SOMEONE GRAB IT! D;

  • Les

    Those were awesome pics! Great quality!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SOQGG2REJZRIJBLBJTP2VHDX4I Javonte

    off subject but can anyone help me with downloading the sapphire rom off rom manager? it says enable stage fright and has a check box and says goolge add ons or something like that what is stage fright should i check the box to download or what? im trying to get into different roms beasides jrummy and bugless beast but these new roms have add ons that i have no clue what they do or what they are and it sure doesnt explain what the hell there for in rom manager or anywhere else i know off so if someone knows plz help me out.

    • Greg668771

      stagefright is a streaming media thing. if you use pandora, don't enable it, it makes pandora sound very bad.

      that said… the new simply stunning has fixed the whole problem, so… i would recommend it… the only way to find out what they do tho, is to play around really. LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Smith/755055496 Robert Smith

      If you run into problems… go to the Sapphire blog and download the parts. Follow the instructions on the site and install each part separately. In speaking with some of the guys/gals on the IRC channel I learned that sometimes ROM Manager screws up the install and stuff gets lost. The Google addons give you access to the whole gmail/facebook/contacts linking… without it your phone is not googlecapable. :-)

  • The350zWolf

    Droid joins “the Mile High Club” ;^)

  • Kevin

    Wow!

  • poeddroiduser

    They probably didn't “really” make it to Outerspace, just really high
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space

  • Eric Whitaker

    That was awesome, pictures were awesome.

  • Timmah

    He has grown up so fast! :(

  • Andrew Hewitt

    That's one small step for droid… one giant leap for droidkind.

  • Patrick

    How is this possible? Don't you have to be going pretty darn fast to get into space?

    • poeddroiduser

      No, you have to going really really fast, 17,50MPH + to get into orbit, you can get into space at 1 mph possibly.

  • TheRGReyes

    Droid does almost everything except be an iPhone

    • TheRGReyes

      Because iPhones suck

    • xmetl

      why would it want to be an iphone

  • Mrpicolas

    Love the pics too at the end of the video

  • brandonmee

    My droid has not been to space yet. It don't get much past my pants pocket.

  • brandonmee

    What is up with all of the apple hate? I love apples!! Granny smith and fuji and all other types, but pink ladies are the best. Mother nature rocks.

  • Football4lifeson

    DROID DOES IN SPACE! Take that i*phone suckers!!

  • Mr. Joshua

    Hey guys,

    Anybody have a link for the standard 2.2 keyboard for the DROID? I just installed Simply Stunning and tried the Droid 2 Multi-Touch, and I like the standard keyboard better.

    Thanks!

    • Greg668771

      just reflash the rom… leave the checkmark off of the droid 2 keyboard, and it will put the standard one back… i did the same thing. LOL

  • Dito_Muertez

    too f'n cool

  • Haney

    To infinity and beyond!

  • Jothen2002

    not First

  • JosueD

    1st, That's cool!

    [JD]

    • xmetl

      why do you put a * instead of a p ?

      • JosueD

        Because in Droid-Life they consider that word to be illegal =D

        [JD]

      • Mr H

        come on dude, get with it

      • Michael_NM

        For those who believe fapple products should be “p'd” on, I humbly suggest: iPhon't or LiePhone.

    • Sjobs

      I thought the nexus was first in space not too long ago