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January 31, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond

Canadian teens put a (Lego) man into space for just $400

It was probably a rather small step for Lego but it was certainly one giant leap for a Lego man when he was launched into space by a couple of Canadian teens recently.

The mission was the result of the hard work and ingenuity of friends Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, who worked on their project during free time on weekends. It took them four months to complete and cost just $400.

The space-bound contraption the two 17-year-olds came up with comprised an $85 weather balloon, a homemade parachute, a Styrofoam box, three point-and-shoot cameras, a wide-angle video camera, and a cell phone loaded with a GPS app so they’d be able to find the thing when it (hopefully) returned to Earth.

The finishing touch came in the form of a Lego man holding the Canadian flag strapped to a gangplank attached to their creation.

H.T. Ms M.

Posted by joke du jour at January 31, 2012 08:02 PM

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