Found after two years: Lost weather balloon GoPro with astounding footage from space (video)

A hiker out in rural Arizona had come across a strange box…

In June 2014, 5 friends made the decision to go out into the Arizona desert and record footage of outer space with a GoPro recorder attached to a weather balloon. They launched it into the sky, and for 2 long years, they didn’t hear from it: until it finally returned, with impeccable, citizen recorded shots of Earth from outer space.

Some college students and their peers received permission from the US FAA to launch a balloon with a GoPro Hero2 Sony camcorder and Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone, with the phone taking photos and the two cameras recording video footage.  

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