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GoPro footage captures rocket launch, re-entry and parachute landing

When in doubt, stick a GoPro on it.

That’s what UP Aerospace Inc. did when testing its SL-10 rocket. Placing the small Hero 4 video camera on the 20-foot tall rocket, the company captured visuals of the entire launch, near-space deployment of a capsule and the eventual landing.

“The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere,” reads the video’s description on GoPro’s YouTube page.

According to the page, the cameras from the November 6th, 2015, launch captured the rocket that reached an altitude of 396,000 feet above the planet and hit speeds up to 3800mph.

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