Check Out What These Stanford Students Did with a GoPro and a Weather Balloon

If you’ve been feeling like you haven’t accomplished much lately, then you might not want to see this video recently released by a group of Stanford students. Or maybe you will want to… because they accomplish something pretty extraordinary with limited means.

To put it most simply, I’ll quote the beginning of the video: “In June 2013, a group of students sent a balloon to the edge of space over the Grand Canyon.”

Attached to that balloon was a GoPro, and it soared just under 100,000 feet (the stratosphere is at approximately 65,000 feet) before dropping back down to Arizona in one hour and thirty-eight minutes. Two years later the footage was found by a hiker and returned to the students. Pretty remarkable, right? It makes you rethink what possibilities exist with a little creative ingenuity.

Now go watch the video — it might just give you goosebumps.

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