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This is what it looks like if you strap a
GoPro to a rocket
When it comes to sheer immersion, the rise of the
GoPro camera arguably revolutionised how people
are able to capture and share first-person video content.
has covered a wide variety of incidents
where these tiny cameras have been used – from
Now, fresh footage
has appeared from a camera mounted on a rocket
destined for near-space and brings us out of
the Earth's atmosphere.
The video feed comes courtesy of Up Aerospace,
which launched a 20ft (6m) SL-10 rocket into space
to test the aerodynamics and stability of the Nasa-
developed Maraia Capsule – while also catching a
first-hand view of its re-entry through the atmosphere
and back to the ground. The launch took place on
6 November at a test site in Spaceport America,
First uploaded to
, the video reveals
the rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft
(120,700m) and recorded speeds up to Mach
5.5 (3,800mph or 6,115km/h) at total engine
The rocket was carrying four technology
experiments for Nasa's Flight Opportunities Program.
, the 6 November test was
"the first launch where payloads were ejected
separately requiring independent re-entry under
individual parachutes into the atmosphere".
Paul De Leon, Nasa Flight Opportunities Program
campaign manager, said: "We had a great launch,
all the payloads were exposed to the relevant
environments that the researchers were seeking.
The new payload deployment capability from
UP Aerospace was successfully demonstrated,
opening the opportunity for future entry,
descent and landing technologies to be tested
and matured under Flight Opportunities."
Source - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/
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