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Galaxy S6 Edge gets launched into space, and you can watch live online

by Jacob Kleinman | April 9, 2015April 9, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

The Galaxy S6 Edge may bend under pressure, but how will it hold up after falling from space? We should have an answer pretty soon thanks to Tesco, which recently launched Samsung’s latest flagship phone into space and plans to live stream the results starting on Friday.

According to Tesco, the Galaxy S6 Edge has already climbed 32.5km (roughly 20 miles) up in a space balloon equipped with GoPro cameras. It has braved winds at up to 99.4mph along with freezing temperatures. But the real test will start when the balloon bursts and the Samsung smartphone drops back down to earth. Will its metal design and Gorilla Glass 4 protect it? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

Tesco’s live stream is kicking off Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. UK time—that’s 6 a.m. on the East coast and 3 a.m. Pacific. As an extra bonus, whoever tweets “DROP” and “#S6EdgeofSpace” at the exact time the balloon pops will win a special prize.

We’ll leave the video embedded below, though like we said it doesn’t go live until Friday morning.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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