LEGO Space Shuttle ascends to 115,000 feet [Video]

The Space Shuttle program may have ended, but in late December 2011, Romanian teenager Raul Oaida launched its LEGO doppelganger 35,000 meters (115,000 feet) into the upper atmosphere. Raul achieved this singular feat by stringing the LEGO shuttle beneath a weather balloon — with the permission of German air traffic control.

Read more about the launch on Raul’s blog. Thanks to the dozens of readers who made sure we posted this. ;-)

1 comment on “LEGO Space Shuttle ascends to 115,000 feet [Video]

  1. rushiosan

    I can’t describe how amazing this thing is. I wish I could be a plastic minifig sometimes…

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