Teenagers Send Lego Minifigure Into Space

Posted on January 27, 2012

Two Toronto teenagers, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad. sent a Lego minifigure carrying a Canadian flag into space. Four cameras were attached to a helium balloon carrying the Lego man. The teens also designed a parachute for the return to Earth. The Guardian says the Lego minifigure and the cameras were recovered about 122 kilometers (75.8 miles) from the launch site. The Star says the craft climbed to about 80,000 feet before the helium balloon exploded. Take a look:

The Lego Man in Space has a Facebook page here.

More from Science Space & Robots

  • New Porcelain Crab Species Discovered in Colombia

  • Storm Surge Emergency Issued for Marco Island and Naples Florida from Hurricane Irma

  • Video Shows Dried Up Beach in Bahamas from Hurricane Irma

  • Tornado Threat from Hurricane Irma for Southeastern Florida

  • U.S. Rainfall Potential From Hurricane Irma

  • Videos Show Devastation in St. Martin from Hurricane Irma