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Lego space shuttle's journey into space

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Lego space shuttle's journey into space

Post  easynow on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:39 am

A lego space shuttle attached to a helium balloon has floated 22 miles to the edge of space

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Uploaded by vinciverse on Mar 2, 2012

My name is Raul Oaida (from Romania) and this is my LEGO tribute to the end of the space shuttle era. Proving that although retired, this machine can still fly, albeit in toy form.

Support & vote the next launch:

The launch took place from central Germany (easy flight clearance) and reached a max altitude of 35000m. A 1600g meteo balloon filled with helium was used alongside a GoPro Hero, Spot GPS and of course Lego Space Shuttle model 3367.

We launched it on the 31st of December 2011, the equipment was recovered via GPS tracking 240 km S-E from a remote area.

I wish to thank Steve Sammartino for the opportunity to do this project and the german airtraffic control for the understanding.

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Post  SpaceCase7717 on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:33 pm

I love videos like this Very Happy A few ordinary guys with a video camera and a huge balloon bring back better pictures than NASA scratch

Hopefully one of these times they will bring back pictures of something truly amazing that NASA can't cover up et

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