Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

LEGO Space Shuttle Flies High into the Stratosphere

by

Last week, we told you about an astronaut aboard the ISS who built a LEGO model of the ISS in space. Turns out those aren’t the only LEGO bricks to leave this Earth and head toward space. In loving memory of the Space Shuttle program, YouTube contributor Vinciverse sent his model Space Shuttle into the skies via weather balloon.

lego_space_shuttle

This straight-from-the-box LEGO Space Shuttle model might not be anything that complicated, but then again I’m impressed that it didn’t rip into pieces as it ascended above the clouds to an altitude of nearly 22 miles. Set to a lovely musical soundtrack by Radical Face (and a little Richard Strauss,) watch this little LEGO Space Shuttle fly high above our planet, through the clouds, and into the stratosphere.

There’s a bit of an edit in the middle of the video, but I presume that’s just because watching the entire journey skyward would have been pretty time-consuming. As a matter of fact, Vinciverse says the model took nearly 2-1/2 hours to hit an altitude of about 35,000 meters (~114,829 feet), propelled by a helium-filled meteorological balloon. The whole flight was captured with a GoPro Hero camera, which was eventually located with a Spot GPS tracker.

[via The Mary Sue via io9]





Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm

Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark

DIY T-Rex Trophy Heat Lamp Looks Best in the Jurassic Dark

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

Star Trek Online\

Star Trek Online's Memorial For Leonard Nimoy Is Finished

Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon to Show 11 Flicks in One Day

Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon to Show 11 Flicks in One Day

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo