posted on 27/04/2013 05:57http://www.npr.org/2013/04/26/178846158/can-you-hear-me-now-cellphone-satellites-phone-home →
Smartphones can check e-mail, record videos and even stream NPR. Now NASA has discovered they make pretty decent satellites, too. Three smart phones launched into space this past Sunday are orbiting above us even now, transmitting data and images back to Earth. The PhoneSats, which cost just a few thousand dollars each, could usher in big changes for the satellite industry.