Lego Space Shuttle Reaches 115000 Feet



 

 

How high could a Lego model of the Space Shuttle get? Well it seems to the outer limits according to the video posted by YouTube user Vinciverse. The video show the team getting together and launching the Lego craft using a meteorological balloon filled with helium.

 

 

The flight took two and hours to reach its limit of 115,000 feet (35,000 metres) and to make even more cool, the whole thing was captured by a GoPro Hero camera, which was later recovered with the help of a Spot GPS tracking device. Lego has never been so cool.

 

 



This is what the team say about the flight, but the video says it all really;

 

The launch took place from central Germany 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. The launch took place on the 31st of December 2011, the equipment was recovered via GPS tracking 240 km S-E from a remote area.

 

Source [Technabob]