Okay, being geeks, we know this isn’t actually space, it’s just high altitude. But still, it’s cool and it’s geeky! From the article at Physorg.com:
Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17, used a weather balloon ordered online and a makeshift Styrofoam spacecraft to send the plastic astronaut 24 kilometers (15 miles) into the stratosphere, reports said.
Their high school principal Lecourgos Papathanasakis confirmed the “amazing voyage” to AFP, but neither of the teens was immediately available for comment.
Okay, that’s one small step for a very small Canadian. But I’m thinking we need to do better. How about someone launch a Lego replica of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey with a space-suited minifig? How awesome a picture would that be?!?