A GoPro took a ride on a rocket launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico, and the footage has just been released. The little camera traveled more than 3,800mph on a 20-foot tall rocket.
GoPro has released footage of from a camera of theirs that took the ride of a lifetime on a small 20 ft suborbital rocket. Climbing to 396,000ft and hitting speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph), it’s an impressive feat that the camera actually survived…but what did you expect? It’s a GoPro…the most bad ass action sports camera out there.
The Colorado built SpaceLoft-10 rocket originally took off on November 6, 2015, with from ‘Spaceport America‘ in New Mexico.
Check it out the footage below:
The main purpose of the launch was to test the entry, descent, and landing capabilities of the Maraia Earth-return capsule which was carried up by the rocket. It’s is hoped to be an effective and inexpensive way to get small amounts of supplies to and from the ISS.
The capsule is expected to become an “inexpensive, autonomous International Space Station-based vehicle to provide on-demand return of small scientific and engineering payloads.” – NASA
“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.” Paul De Leon, NASA Flight Opportunities Program campaign manager.