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LEGO Space Shuttle Flies to the Edge of Space [Video]

 

We’ve already seen a host of objects hoisted high above the earth with the aid of weather balloons, but Romanian YouTube user vinciverse did something a little different. Aiming to create a tribute to the now-retired Space Shuttle, he built his own shuttle out of LEGOs and sent it to the edge of space with a weather balloon. In the proud tradition of B movie makers, the shuttle is suspended in front of a camera with fishing line. While the LEGO shuttle will never make it to orbit, it’s a remarkable statement about the Shuttle’s importance as a symbol to people all over the world.

(via Universe Today)

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