GoPro Equipped Rocket Launches Into Space at Mach 5.5
On November 6th, 2015, UP Aerospace Inc. launched a GoPro attached rocket that reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout.
Watch the GoPro footage of the 20-foot (6 meters) tall SL-10 rocket launch. The mission was to deploy the Maraia Capsule and test the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry into the atmosphere.
Verena Mohaupt, logistics coordinator of MOSAiC, Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, talks about the perilous journey.