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This is what it looks like if you strap a 
GoPro to a rocket

When it comes to sheer immersion, the rise of the 
GoPro camera arguably revolutionised how people 
are able to capture and share first-person video content.
IBTimes UK has covered a wide variety of incidents 
where these tiny cameras have been used – from    
to dramatic   helicopter rescues. Now, fresh footage 
has appeared from a camera mounted on a rocket 
destined for near-space and brings us out of 
the Earth's atmosphere.
The video feed comes courtesy of Up Aerospace, 
which launched a 20ft (6m) SL-10 rocket into space 
to test the aerodynamics and stability of the Nasa-
developed Maraia Capsule – while also catching a 
first-hand view of its re-entry through the atmosphere 
and back to the ground. The launch took place on 
6 November at a test site in Spaceport America, 
New Mexico.
First uploaded to YouTube, the video reveals 
the rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft 
(120,700m) and recorded speeds up to Mach 
5.5 (3,800mph or 6,115km/h) at total engine 
burnout. The rocket was carrying four technology 
experiments for Nasa's Flight Opportunities Program.
According to Nasa, the 6 November test was 
"the first launch where payloads were ejected 
separately requiring independent re-entry under 
individual parachutes into the atmosphere".
Paul De Leon, Nasa Flight Opportunities Program 
campaign manager, said: "We had a great launch,
all the payloads were exposed to the relevant 
environments that the researchers were seeking.
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."
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