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Submission + - Mobile phones blast into space (silicon.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers in the UK are sending an Android handset into space in order to test whether mobile phone chipsets are robust enough to be be used at the basis for controlling future space missions — greatly reducing the cost and weight of spacecraft electronics.
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Mobile phones blast into space

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