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GoPro Footage Charting The Journey Of A Test Rocket Is Humbling, Awe-Inspiring And Stunning

UP Aerospace Inc used a GoPro Hero 4.

05/05/2016 12:03 | Updated 05 May 2016

It has been over five years since the first GoPro space footage but we never get tired of those stunning, humbling views of our planet. 

Here, UP Aerospace Inc strapped a GoPro Hero 4 to the back of its 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space.

The mission was to "deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout."

The staggering clarity of the video offers an almost cinematic view of space, charting the rocket's journey from the ground up, and back down to Earth. 

Take a look at some of the stills:

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