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First Lego Man in Near Space


It was one small launch for one Canadian flag toting lego man, and one large leap to YouTube page views (2.5 million), when two Toronto teenagers strapped four cameras to a weather balloon, and sent them into the sky. The video they captured features some stunning views of the earth, until about 82,000 feet above the earth’s surface, when the weather balloon collapsed and Mr. Lego in seen spiraling down upon the earths surface.

This is not the first time something has been transported to the sky via a weather balloon. In 1982, Larry Walters (Lawnchair Larry) strapped 45 weather balloons to a lawn chair and propelled himself 16,000 feet into the air. With NASA’s Shuttle program retired, and Russia’s spacecrafts on strike, this may be one of the only space launches we’ll see this year.



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