This TorStar report (with video) of what Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad achieved is really cool, “Toronto teens send Lego man on a balloon odyssey 24 kilometres high“. Excellent report and interview by Kate Allen at TorStar. (photo credit: TorStar and Lego man pix by Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad)
Equipment used: One Go Pro HD video camera (main camera for Lego Man footage), two Canon cameras (programmed to take a photo every 20 seconds), one Sony (GPS enabled mobile phone?).
CBC News (with video), “Lego man sent to space by Toronto teensEye-catching video shows plastic astronaut’s entire journey”
UK Telegraph, “Lego man sent to space”
Jan 26 update: * TorStar, “Lego Man creates a stir in public”
* TorStar, “Lego space man puts the spotlight on Toronto teens”
* New York Times, “Canadian Legonaut Returns From the Stratosphere Bearing Remarkable Images”
* PC World, “Lego ‘Astronaut’ Takes One Giant Leap for Brick-kind”