Lego Man Launched Over 80,000 Feet Into Stratosphere

January 27, 2012

We saw this story on the news this morning and thought it was pretty impressive. Two Canadian students, Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, used a weather balloon and foam box to carry four cameras and a toy Lego man high above the clouds. It reached a height of 24 kilometers into the atmosphere before bursting. This is around three times the cruising altitude of a commercial airplane.

Having attached a GPS receiver to the foam box carrying the cameras and Lego man, the two students were able to track it down, along with their homemade parachute, in a field 122km from the launch site. You can read more on the story here, and watch the video below.

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