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Lego man launched into near space (VIDEO)

Screen capture of Lego man launched into stratosphere on a 97 minute voyage by two Canadian students .

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

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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