Samsung sent a satellite to take the first selfie in space but it just crashed
The launch happened in London with fanfare as actor and model Cara Delevingne kick-started the selfie program.
On October 23rd Samsung sent a balloon satellite with an S10 processor to space. This satellite was called Space Selfie satellite and was meant to take a selfie of the earth.
Samsung users were asked to submit their selfies which would then be combined with the selfie of the earth, thereby ensuring that users would have a selfie with the earth as a background.
The launch happened in London with fanfare as actor and model Cara Delevingne kick-started the selfie program. But this idea of out-of-this-world selfies remains a dream as the satellite carrying the S10 crashed into a Michigan farm on Saturday morning.
The owner of the land informed the authorities about the satellite. She also mentioned that neither her animals nor her house was damaged during the fall of the satellite.
To boldly go where no S10 has gone before. pic.twitter.com/pd1iHscXTY— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) October 25, 2019
"Samsung Europe's SpaceSelfie came back down to Earth, during this planned descent of the balloon to land in the US, weather conditions resulted in an early soft landing in a selected rural area," Samsung told NBC News.
Samsung says they wanted to do something similar to the world's first selfie taken in 2014 using Note 3 and came up with the idea of taking the first space selfie.