Video: Incredible Footage Of GoPro Camera Flying To Space

French web developer Maxime Dehaye is not the first person to send a GoPro into the stratosphere. Still, we can’t stop watching this beautiful footage.

On December 8th, Dehaye and a couple of friends launched a 3-pound weather ballon into the stratosphere from France. Attached to the giant balloon was a box carrying batteries, sensors, two GPS trackers, and no less than four cameras!

The cameras included a Canon T4i camera, a GoPro Hero Black camera, and two Mobius Action cams.

Ready to launch!

Journey to the Stratosphere from Maxime Dehaye on Vimeo.

The internal workings of the camera gear needed for the mission

It took the balloon 90 minutes to travel about 14 miles straight up into the atmosphere before popping and plummeting back down to the ground. What a trip! —Amy Oberbroeckling

Quite a view from up there

Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.