I don't know how far up you have to be to officially be in space, but the fisheye lens on this camera makes it look like you're watching the Tri-Cities from a Galaxy far far away!

Sometimes you just never know what video gems you will find on YouTube.  A local family decided to use a high-altitude balloon to send GoPro cameras up to 126,000 feet! That's nearly 24 miles high.  It's pretty cool because they got the whole family involved in setting up the balloon and cameras and getting this incredible endeavor launched. Then once the video actually starts, you'll see the camera go higher and higher. I couldn't take my eyes off of it, it was so captivating. Can you see your house from here? The video creators also point out where Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainer are. Plus you can see Seattle and Portland - all from a camera that is floating above Richland. Truly amazing! And they picked an amazingly clear day to capture it all.
But how do you get expensive cameras down safely from so far up? Simple: a recovery chute. But what happens when the recovery chute fails? Watch and find out...but you might need a Dramamine because watching it is like actually falling back to Earth!

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

 

 

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