Last year, an UP Aerospace SpaceLoft sounding rocket blasted off into the sky from Spaceport America, New Mexico, carrying four technology experiments for NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program.
The space rocket reached an altitude of approximately 75 miles before returning back down to earth, where it was recovered intact 30 miles downrange on the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range.
“We had a great launch, all the payloads were exposed to the relevant environments that the researchers were seeking,” said Paul De Leon, NASA Flight Opportunities Program campaign manager. “The new payload deployment capability from UP Aerospace was successfully demonstrated, opening the opportunity for future entry, descent and landing technologies to be tested and matured under Flight Opportunities.”
The entire round trip was shot on the GoPro HERO4 camera, and the video above is the extended version newly released by GoPro.