In June 2013, a group of students lost their weather balloon loaded with a GoPro, Sony camera, only to find two years later with some stunning space footage
The Stanford students Bryan Chan, Ashish Goel, Tyler Reid, Paul Tarantino and Ved Chirayath had launched the weather balloon from Tuba City in Arizona. However, their weather balloon with the cameras went missing soon after.
Two years later, the lost GoPro was found by a hiker Pearl Tsosie, according to a blogpost by Ved Chirayath and now the GoPro’s footage shot from outer space has been put out on YouTube.
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According to Ved’s blogpost, “The experiment consisted of gathering high-resolution and high frame rate video data over a target of interest (and beauty) from above 65,000 ft.” On board were two high frame-rate commercial cameras: a Sony HD camcorder, a GoPro Hero3 as well as a prototype Samsung phone from Broadcom.
Below is the stunning footage shot from outer space: (App users click here for video)