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GoPro footage gives you a rocket's-eye view of spaceflight

GoPro footage gives you a rock...
GoPro posted footage of a rocket launch on its YouTube page this morning
GoPro posted footage of a rocket launch on its YouTube page this morning
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The fury of a launch captured in a unique way
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The fury of a launch captured in a unique way
The rocket as it accelerates to over 3,000 mph
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The rocket as it accelerates to over 3,000 mph
The lander as it breaks away
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The lander as it breaks away
The view back to earth from where the lander used to be attached
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The view back to earth from where the lander used to be attached
GoPro posted footage of a rocket launch on its YouTube page this morning
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GoPro posted footage of a rocket launch on its YouTube page this morning

Action cameras have been strapped to dogs, chainsaw-wielding drones and everything in between, but there's a new benchmark for homegrown heroes and their action-cam videos courtesy of UP Aerospace. Having strapped a GoPro HERO 4 to the outside of its SpaceLoft-10 sounding rocket, the company launched it into the thermosphere, gathering some footage that's simply out of this world along the way.

As fast as the suborbital rocket's 3,796 mph (6,110 km/h) top speed is, and as impressed as we are with the fact it climbed to 396,405 ft (120.82 km), the video leaves us with one big question: how did they stop the cameras falling off? There's no way it was with GoPro's own suction mount, because we couldn't get that to stay put on the Renault we filmed last year, and that was at speeds comfortably below Mach 5.

Once it reaches peak altitude, the rocket ejects its re-entry capsule, which safely touches down at the end of the video.

The video is featured as part of the GoPro Awards competition. Check it out below.

GoPro Awards: On a Rocket Launch to Space

Source: GoPro via YouTube

1 comment
Runklmstiltzskin
Why do I have to ''Login'' every time to post a comment? The video was totally KULE, it looked like fun......I'm sure it was held on by being part of the body of the rocket,of course it could be just ''Duct Taped'' on to the side of the Rocket!!..................LOL :-)