Watch this lengthy-misplaced GoPro's journey to area and again
There are a whole lot of GoPro footage you possibly can watch on-line, however this one has fairly the backstory. In June 2013, Bryan Chan and his buddies hooked up a 3D-printed chassis housing a GoPro, a Sony camcorder and a Samsung Galaxy Notice 2 to a climate balloon. They set it free close to the Grand Canyon, anticipating their AT&T telephone to textual content them its location (utilizing an app) as soon as it lands. In accordance with the story Chan posted on Reddit, that message by no means got here, and it wasn’t till this yr once they managed to get their palms on their units and the photographs and movies they captured.
…in a twist of ironic destiny, a lady who works at AT&T was on a hike at some point and noticed our telephone within the barren desert. She brings it to an AT&T retailer, they usually determine my pal’s SIM card. We obtained the footage and knowledge a couple of weeks later!
So, right here you go: that is the 87-minute journey of two cameras and a telephone to the stratosphere, earlier than the balloon popped they usually all fell again right down to the bottom.