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    Canadian teens send Lego Man to space

    Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer
    January 26, 2012 It started out as a cool idea. Now, two teenagers from Toronto are garnering National attention after sending a Lego Man to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.

    Ho and Muhammad successfully sent this Lego Man 24 km into the sky, to the edge of the earth's atmosphere
    Two Ontario teenagers have become overnight YouTube sensations, thanks to their Lego Man's mission into space.
    Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17, successfully sent a balloon carrying a Lego man and a small Canadian flag to the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Using a home-stitched parachute and equipment they found on Craigslist, the students managed to send the plastic figurine 24 km into the air.
    Ho and Muhammad launched the device, which included the Lego Man, balloon, cameras and GPS, from a football pitch in Toronto. With the help of a homemade parachute, the device came back to earth and landed in a field near Rice Lake, about 120 km from the launch point.
    The mission cost about $400.
    Last year, two men in Britain also captured the world's attention when they discovered how to snap images of the earth from space using only a box, camera, tracking device and weather balloon.
    Canadian teens send Lego Man to space - The Weather Network

    As Canadian as possible under the circumstances


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    That's really cool, and I didn't even get to see the video.
    See, Whores, we are good for something. Love, Florida

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    I shared this on my Facebook yesterday! Canada + Lego + Space = Win!
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    so cool.

    but also:

    Ho and Muhammad

    (yes, i'm 12)
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