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This Genius Launched His GoPro Camera Into Space On A Balloon. Whoa!

 Stuart Shippee designed and launched a Near Space Unmanned Balloon Flight in spaceHe attached a Purdue University Air Force coin to the payload and recorded the GPS location and video of the entire launch. He shared those pictures of his Imgur account too.

Let's have a look!

This Genius Launched His GoPro Camera Into Space On A Balloon. Whoa!

This Genius Launched His GoPro Camera Into Space On A Balloon. Whoa!

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Launching the balloon! The payload with the GoPro in it is the cooler.

Launching the balloon! The payload with the GoPro in it is the cooler.

The coin in the view is a Purdue University Air Force coin.

The coin in the view is a Purdue University Air Force coin.

The balloon climbed straight up, dodging some storms.

The balloon climbed straight up, dodging some storms.

The coin's in the Stratosphere!

The coin's in the Stratosphere!

The view from Near Space, approximately 90,000 Feet or ~17 miles high!

The view from Near Space, approximately 90,000 Feet or ~17 miles high!

The coin in the view is a Purdue University Air Force coin. Go Boilermakers!

View of the Sun from the altitude!

View of the Sun from the altitude!

The balloon fragments moments after it burst.

The balloon fragments moments after it burst.

It swelled from 6' diameter to 20' and eventually burst at the high altitude of 90,000 feet.

It swelled from 6' diameter to 20' and eventually burst at the high altitude of 90,000 feet.

The parachute is deploying.

After traveling 40-50 miles straight line from launch to landing (a total of 100 miles in a large spiral pattern), the parachute touched the land in NE Texas.

After traveling 40-50 miles straight line from launch to landing (a total of 100 miles in a large spiral pattern), the parachute touched the land in NE Texas.

The SPOT GPS tracked the 4-hour flight.

The SPOT GPS tracked the 4-hour flight.

Here's the video showing the highlights of the Trip to Near Space!

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