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Teenagers Send LEGO Man Into Near Space [Video]

Two 17-year old Canadian students Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad had some free time—but instead of squandering it on Skyrim they they launched a Lego man into space. They attached recording equipment and linked the parachute to a GPS tracker. The figure had four cameras attached, and they captured some amazing images. All-in-all, they spent four months worth of Saturdays plotting the mission at a cost of only $400 for equipment.

The figure was in the air for 97 minutes and got as high as 80,000 feet. For perspective, that’s three times higher than Mount Everest. I have a hunch this project is going help them get into a number of fine higher learning institutions.

Watch the impressive video after the break.

(Toronto Star via Washington Post)


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