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Williebee
01-26-2012, 01:38 AM
This is as much fun as it is tech.

A couple of Canadian kids launched (floated) a Lego Man into space.

Story/Video from the CBC. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/01/25/lego-balloon-space.html)

(video is about :90 sec.)


A pair of Toronto teens sent a Lego man into space, capturing their plastic astronautís entire 97-minute adventure in an eye-catching video.

Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17-year-old Grade 12 students at Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, used a helium-filled balloon to send the Lego man into space 24 kilometres above sea level two weeks ago.

Maryn
01-26-2012, 02:15 AM
This is wonderful! Smart kids, with a sense of humor to boot. I hope they go far in the hard sciences.

Maryn, impressed

Lucas
01-26-2012, 02:20 AM
Shame on you! :Soapbox:

I thought it was a link to a funny LEGO webcomic about astronauts.

:P

benbradley
01-26-2012, 02:50 AM
Here's a similar event, though it was unmanned unLegoed:
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/guest_bloggers/73/father-and-son-film-outer-space-do-it-yourself-style.html

GailD
01-26-2012, 03:32 PM
That was impressive. I've emailed it to my daughter so that she can show my grandson.

He's a lego fan and might just be old enough to understand what the youngsters accomplished.

regdog
01-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Excellent, and they got LegoMan back. :D

jjdebenedictis
01-26-2012, 06:01 PM
Oh, that is SO cool!