Lego Man has now joined ten other Canadian astronauts and become the eleventh Canadian in Space.
Two teenagers from Canada spent the last four months working on a project to send a Lego man 80,000 feet up into the near space region of the Earth’s atmosphere (that’s 24,384 m for you Canadians).
According the the Toronto Star, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad used about $400, a home-made parachute, a GPS receiver, and a weather balloon to accomplish it.
To record the event they attached a camera to Lego Man and filmed the entire 97 minute journey into space. Here’s a short highlight video they put together.
They’re promising more video soon of the building process, launch, flight, and retrieval.
Later today, I’ll be announcing a winner in yesterday’s oneworld MegaDo related giveaway and offering another prize in a random drawing. Come back a little later for a chance to win!