26 Jan 2012

Meet Canada's most recent astronaut!

Have you heard the one about the guy who floated up into Space thanks to a helium balloon? Hard to believe? How 'bout if I told you he was only an inch or so high... believe me now? Here's the proof!

Crazy fun!!! A couple of Canadian teenagers put together a capsule with some cameras on it, a cell phone with GPS (so they could track it on landing) and that little Lego guy with his Canadian flag. They attached it to a helium balloon and then... up, up and AWAAAAAAAY!  97 minutes later, and 27 km up the balloon exploded and the contraption started falling... safely thanks to a parachute they made and were smart enough to include! :o)

I read about this on a Belgian news site, but you can find a complete article here (Canadian news channel).

How cool is that?! :D


  1. Yeah - that makes me proud to be Canadian!

  2. What fun! I live close to Canada, but they don't want me to emigrate, so I just visit often. They are totally cool people, Cris! This proves it... :-)

  3. All hail Canadians! (I can claim 1/4 since my Grandmother was from Edmonton and I have family there and in Vancouver) :o)

  4. Now, this is a way for teenagers to spend their time!!

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