Canadian Teens Send Lego Man into SpacePosted by Mike Yawney on January 26th, 2012 View Comments
A couple of Canadian teens are making headlines across the country and around the world after a video they posted on YouTube went viral.
Mathew Ho and his buddy Asad Muhammad came up with a plan to attach a Lego figure to a weather balloon and launch them high into the atmosphere. The pair was inspired by similar projects in the US – so they decided to go ahead with it.
Now they have the video to prove it can be done!
They bought GoPro cameras for cheap on Kijiji and Craigslist, designed a box to carry them up into the the atmosphere, and hand-stitched parachutes to ensure the equipment would bring it safely back down to earth.
The friends were able to track down the balloon 120 kilometers from where it was launched thanks to a GPS cell phone which they installed inside the box.
Take a look at the video below.
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