Since the inception of the GoPro, a high definition camera that can be mounted on just about anything that moves, people have been capturing amazing photographs while on the go. Whether surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, or even diving in the ocean, you can how bring a lightweight camera with you to get an unbelievable view of the adventure and share it with your friends and family. And now a company is making it possible for GoPro owners to send the camera on its most incredible adventure yet: into near deep space.
Although you won’t be accompanying the camera on this journey, your GoPro can be mounted on a high altitude weather balloon and sent into near deep space, altitudes high enough to capture the curvature of the earth! These professional balloons are the same ones used by N.A.S.A., the U.S. military, and scientists, but come without the high cost or complicated instructions. In fact, they are available in convenient kits complete with instructions and everything you need to launch your camera into deep space. They are so easy to use that many children purchase them for a winning science fair project.
For the ultimate GoPro adventure, check out the high altitude balloon kit available at Sky Probe. The company offers balloons of various sizes, including its largest and highest balloon that can reach up to 115,000 feet. If you don’t have a GoPro, you can use another weather balloon camera durable enough for near space, such as the Contour.