At some point, maybe in a Samsung brainstorming session, someone got the idea that everybody has the right to have their face in space. "Instagram astronomy filters aren't enough!" they might have wailed, standing on the table with their neck veins bold like streaks from a dying star.
So the company started a campaign called the "SpaceSelfie," and sent into orbit a satellite with two large cameras and one Samsung cellphone. On October 24, model, actor, and activist Cara Delivigne promoted the Space Selfie campaign, with a picture of herself wide-eyed and peace-signing at the great unknown.
"I’m honored to be Samsung’s SpaceSelfie pioneer," Delivigne had said, according to a Samsung news release. "To celebrate, I wanted to take the first group selfie to go to space. I can’t wait for my fans to join us in space and get their hands on a SpaceSelfie of their own.”
Two days later, the massive contraption sat deformed on a Michigan couple's lawn.
The campaign allowed costumers with Galaxy S10 5G smartphones to send selfies to the Earth's stratosphere. The phone would backdrop the selfie with an actual image of Earth. If the technology was still functioning, Galaxy S10 5G users would get their selfies layered on these images of a confused couple and sweeping Merrill, Michigan farmlands.