Launching a Minifig into Near Space [Video]


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After watching a video of a balloon launched into near space by a team of MIT students, two 17-year-old kids from the Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Scarborough decided to launch a minifig 24 kilometres into our atmosphere via a helium-filled balloon.

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6 Responses to Launching a Minifig into Near Space [Video]

  1. looks great. i wanna know what kinda camera they used (that was cheap enough to do that with) and i also wanna watch the entire fall back to earth. i reckon that would be really interesting.

  2. yeah, I'm curious how they got the camera back. I'm guessing once something goes up that high, when it comes back down it could be a long way away.