Lost GoPro captures breathtaking images of Grand Canyon from space

A camera which crash landed back to Earth two years ago in a desert was found, with footage intact.

 |  1-minute read |   24-09-2015
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It seems almost unreal that a camera which crash landed back to Earth two years ago in a desert was found, with the footage intact. The force, it seems, is definitely with Bryan Chan and his friends.

In 2013, Bryan and four other students at Stanford University launched a weather balloon attached to a GoPro camera into space. The plan was to collect footage of the Earth, and record the balloon’s journey 18mi above the planet and back, over the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This odd looking contraption included a phone that was programmed to blast a signal once the camera landed back, to allow Bryan and his friends to track it. While the phone failed to send a ping when it landed, it was found, two years later by a hiker, with all of the footage intact. In a happy coincidence, the hiker turned out to be an AT&T employee who was able to reunite the camera and phone with its owners.

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