Balloon with GoPro to Near Space

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High altitude unmanned balloon launch that goes up to near space and back.
HOW I GOT THE FOOTAGE BACK:
I used a SPOT GPS tracker in the payload to track where the payload fell after the balloon burst. Then I retrieved it with the GoPro and its recorded footage inside. See links below for much more details.

Yes, it’s a GoPro, yes they have a built in semi fish eye lens. Think what you want, I did this for my own enjoyment, not to prove any point.

Two posts I've made that can answer many of the questions in the comments:

All designed and launched by myself. All FAA regulations were followed, the FSDO was notified and given all the details, and a NOTAM was even filed with Ft Worth center for balloon activity.

A lot of people asked me why I was doing this. Mostly, I had free time and needed a project/hobby to keep me engaged and secondly, space is neat. Check out the video and see for yourself.

The Coin in the video is from my AFROTC detachment at Purdue University. Go Boilers! Shout out to Purdue Engineering for teaching me how to tackle a project like this.

If you are interested in doing your own balloon project check out this website. It is a great place to start.

Thanks for watching!

💬 Comments on the video
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Imagine if he forgot to press the record

Author — vintageshine

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Imagine if a bird flying by just randomly stole his go pro.

Author — Can DOGGO Get 10.000 Subs?

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I imagined my self alone 😨 the space is so calm and scary but it's beautiful at the same time

Author — a guy from earth

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Imagine feeling as accomplished as this dude when he picked up the camera and saw it was still recording?

Author — SPOONZ

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the dislike are people who still thinks that earth is flat

Author — Onarikaz

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So my balloon that I lost 9 years ago is passing by Jupiter?

Author — Squirmy Da Wormy

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5:51 dang- flat earthers be like rn


OmL wHy Is It CuRvED liKe ThAt TherE shOuLd Be A SpUaRe

Author — cxte cloudy cookie

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Aliens in the clouds be like:
"THERES A FLOATING BOMB WERE UNDER ATTACK!"

Author — Jasenka Mada

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Imagine the camera falls into a lake or something similar

Author — Giovanny Miranda

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That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

Author — ignatiusdemonseed

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Let me guess...this was randomly recommended to you

Author — Tazzy 123

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One time when I was little I accidentally let my ballon up in da air n I thought da whole world was gonna end when I did dat cuz I thought it was gonna go to space n hit da sun n da sun was going to explode 😂🤦🏽‍♂️

Author — Butters

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Flat earthers be like, _"Fish eye lens prove that the earth is flat."_
Yeah, right!

Author — Abner Silva

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Ha, ha, fish eye!The earth is curved even on the ground!😂🤣

Author — J B

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Flat Earthers: Pathetically Edited.
Its a joke right?

Author — D34TH RUN

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NASA is mad because this guy found a way to explore space for cheap

Author — Isaac’s World

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Coolest thing I have ever seen someone do on YouTube

Author — Sharon Abite

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This was beautiful. I especially liked it above the clouds and the entire parachuting back to ground.

Author — Diana Endo

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6:04 The sun looks like a spotlight. 😌😌😌 Just like on the stage, it lights up the character. The sun lights up the world for the LIFE it has.🥺😭🙂😀😊

Author — Kid Nears

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6:23 flat earther popcorn fell on earth

Author — some simmer