Leave it to the teenagers to demonstrate successful texting in space. In May, Iridium partner Satwest provided an Iridium satellite phone and service to NASA and students at Mesa Middle School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They took part in an experiment to send continuous text messages to a satellite phone onboard the UP Aerospace sounding rocket as it flew into space. The goal of the experiment was to investigate if the satellite phone could withstand the g-forces and hertz frequencies of the flight and still be able to operate post flight. One of the students helped to launch the rocket into space. The rocket successfully reached space to an altitude of 75 miles and had a soft landing. Students were able to send text messages to the Iridium satellite phone during the flight and the phone was returned in perfect shape, withstood the acceleration forces and continues to operate as normal. Then again, we never doubted that it would. Check out this cool video of the rocket launch from KRQE News 13 in New Mexico.