30 pairs of GoPro HD Hero 2 cameras have been sent to the edge of space – 100,000 feet into the air – to capture the Northern Lights for Project Aether, a programme designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.

The cameras were sent into the air from Alaska after being strapped to 30 high-altitude balloon rigs. Specially modified planes equipped with skis were used to land on remote glaciers and dogsleds, snowmobiles, snowshoes and helicopters used to track and retrieve the balloons.

Click below to find out more about the project and see clips from the launch…

Staff Reporter