A couple of teenage high school students from Toronto have launched a Lego man into space. No, really, they have! Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, 17 year-old classmates, launched a lego minifigure holding a Canadian flag using a weather balloon filled with helium and captured great video of the lego minifigure with a backdrop of the Earth. The “Lego Man in Space” has a YouTube video that has received over 2 million views, as well as his own Facebook page with more than 5,000 fans.
While some news outlets have claimed that this is the first lego man in space, according to Universe Today, several Lego toys are constantly flying even higher above the Earth at this very moment aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational outreach effort by NASA and Lego. And 3 more Lego figurines are speeding to Jupiter aboard NASA’s Juno orbiter.