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Navy uses new aircraft carrier catapult to launch GoPro camera

By Ben Hooper

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy tested out the electromagnetic catapult for launching aircraft from the carrier USS Gerald Ford by using it to fling a GoPro camera at 160 mph.

The test video, shared on YouTube by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries, shows the catapult's-eye-view as the camera is flung into the water at 160 mph.

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Susan Ford Bales, President Gerald Ford's daughter, gave the launch signal for the test.

The Navy previously shared video of the catapult being tested from other angles.

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