GoPros have become one of the most popular forms of technology in recent years. People can film anything from just a daily walk on the beach to skiing off a massive mountain. There are uses for everyone it seems. It seems that the more extreme, the better for people who use these cameras. While I’ve seen some pretty amazing stuff captured with a GoPro, I don’t know if I’ve seen anything quite like this. Back in November, UP Aerospace Inc launched their SL-10 rocket into near space. The mission was to deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. While all the scientific talk may not interest you, the fact that they strapped multiple GoPros to the rocket might. The camera captures some absolutely incredible footage, and it’s just now being released. These pictures are stunning, and some will really make you question our place in the universe. Image: GoPro
Seeing the Earth from such a high altitude can really give you a new perspective of our home. Sometimes it takes seeing the Earth this way for people to realize that we really are just a speck of dust in this vast, gigantic universe. The GoPro performed its duties admirably, better than I would have expected to be honest. I wasn’t sure it would keep working at these types of altitudes and temperatures, but it kept filming and providing great shots the entire time. Hopefully the actual test the rocket was conducting went off without a hitch, and even if it didn’t at least they got some great footage out of it.