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There are a lot of GoPro footage you can watch online, but this one has quite the backstory. In June 2013, the Grand Canyon Stratospheric Balloon Team* attached a 3D-printed chassis housing a GoPro, a Sony camcorder and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a weather balloon. They set it free near the Grand Canyon, expecting their AT&T phone to text them its location (using an app) once it lands. According to the story Bryan Chan (one of the team members) posted on Reddit, that message never came, and it wasn't until this year when they managed to get their hands on their devices and the photos and videos they captured.

He revealed:

...in a twist of ironic fate, a woman who works at AT&T was on a hike one day and spotted our phone in the barren desert. She brings it to an AT&T store, and they identify my friend's SIM card. We got the footage and data a few weeks later!

So, here you go: this is the 87-minute journey of two cameras and a phone to the stratosphere, before the balloon popped and they all fell back down to the ground.

*PS: The team is comprised of Stanford students Bryan Chan, Ashish Goel, Tyler Reid and Paul Tarantino with Ved Chirayath from Vedphoto.com and supported by Broadcom.

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