To celebrate the Nexus S’s official launch tomorrow, Google launched several of the handsets towards the edge of space. That’s right, “each phone was attached facing out through a window cut into the side of a styrofoam beer cooler, and was set to shoot video and pictures while running SkyMaps.” Video after the break.

Once launched, the weather balloon would lift it to around 100,000 feet, at which point the balloon bursts, and the cooler tumbles back to Earth slowed by a parachute.

[via Dvice]