Teenagers Launch Lego Man into Space

Two teens from Toronto, Canada have launched Lego Man into Space using a helium filled weather balloon and captured stunning video of the miniature toy figure back dropped by the beautiful curvature of Earth and the desolate blackness of space. 17 year old Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad lofted the tiny 2 inch tall Lego figure from a local Toronto soccer field up to a height of about 85,000 feet, or 16 miles (25 kilo meters), where the 22 foot (7 m) diameter helium balloon burst in what is technically known as the stratosphere. The homemade styrofoam capsule, equipped with two video cameras and four digital cameras (Canon) then parachuted back to Earth. They launched the project on January 7. For more information watch video below.