VERY cool GoPro Rocket Launch Video

GoPro external view of rocket that took it into space.

GoPro external view of rocket that took it into space.

This is probably the best on board small rocket video I have ever seen. We have probably all seen the videos of small sounding type rockets with a GoPro strapped on to them, but this one is particularly good and interesting. This launch was on a 20 foot tall SL-10 rocket. It reached an altitude of 396,000 feet or 120,700 meters. At 1:51 into the video it is particularly interesting because the GoPro catches an external view of the deployment of the upper part of the rocket. Excellent work by the team that did this. You could not have choreographed it better. Most videos like this simply strap the camera onto the rocket. This one detaches and gets a remote view which is pretty awesome. ENJOY!!

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