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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Lego man launched into near space (VIDEO)

Screen capture of Lego man launched into stratosphere on a 97 minute voyage by two Canadian students .
Using a weather balloon purchased online, two 17-year old Canadian students launched a lego man on a dramatic mission 80,000 feet into the stratosphere. By affixing multimedia recording equipment to the payload and a parachute linked to GPS so it could be recovered (it was), the resourceful teens captured spectacular imagery of the journey.

The Toronto Star tells the full story of how Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad accomplished this impressive feat, in their spare time no less.

“The project cost $400 and took four months of free Saturdays. It wasn’t a school assignment. They just thought it would be cool,” the Toronto Star reported.

Keep reading to view the stunning video.

Posted by Mathew Ho, one of the flight engineers to YouTube: “After endless hours of hard work, we managed to capture stunning views of our atmosphere and put a ‘Lego’ man into near space!”

It’s been quite the week for the lego man. Just last Friday, a Washington, D.C. lego man had to be rescued after getting stranded at a towering snow pile...

Related: Lego Man in Space Facebook page

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