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LEGO Space Shuttle Makes It Into Space *cute*

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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LEGO Space Shuttle Makes It Into Space


As a tribute to the end of the Space Shuttle program, a YouTuber going by the handle vinciverse used a LEGO Space Shuttle kit to make a shuttle, he then attached it to a helium balloon, hooked up a camera, and watched as the shuttle flew into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Here’s vinciverse’s description of the launch:

My Lego tribute to the end of the space shuttle era. Proving that although retired, this machine can still fly, albeit in toy form.

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/03/06/lego-space-shuttle-makes-it-into-space/

Click on the above link to go to the page and see the video...you could also find it on youtube.


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Samanthamommy
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Cool!

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

it's so neat

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

the bit where it is above the clouds!! and you see the SUN! and earth below...just so beautiful :-)

MamaMandee
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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Very cool! I will have to watch this my lego loving son.
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aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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ha ha i showed my 5 year old and he was like.. ITS THE AXIOM LOL...cuz of the same music when it is in outerspace

Quoting MamaMandee:

Very cool! I will have to watch this my lego loving son.


wandep
by Pam on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Cool!

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Nice.

PookaboosMom
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM
Very cool. Legos are the best toy ever.
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Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Very cool!!

Sophie4910
by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 7:27 PM

 neat

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