Canadian Teenagers Send Lego Man into Near Space

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My first thought was considering how messed up this planet is, how much trouble are they in? I'm sure launching stuff into 3x cruising altitude isn't good for staying anonymous. I certainly hope they don't get in trouble.

And to think the only time my lego men flew was when I threw them at my siblings...
 

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[citation][nom]Xatos[/nom]Canadian flag killed the whole thing.[/citation]

How does putting your nation's flag on your Lego man kill this? This teenagers are from Canada so they put a Canadian flag in their project and I fail to understand why that's a problem.
 

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ilegal in USA. it's promoting lego therefore it's a comercial UAV. can't fly even 1cm above the ground without a pilots license.
If it's for recreational use then you can even fly a 10meter wingspan UAV into stratosphere. all legal.
 

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[citation][nom]blazorthon[/nom]How does putting your nation's flag on your Lego man kill this? This teenagers are from Canada so they put a Canadian flag in their project and I fail to understand why that's a problem.[/citation]

The flag is plastic -_-
 

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[citation][nom]blazorthon[/nom]How does putting your nation's flag on your Lego man kill this? This teenagers are from Canada so they put a Canadian flag in their project and I fail to understand why that's a problem.[/citation]
He must be a American with head stuck way up his a**
or just extremely jealous it's not a American flag.
 

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[citation][nom]lp231[/nom]He must be a American with head stuck way up his a**or just extremely jealous it's not a American flag.[/citation]
Also in space which is a vacuum, a flag will not move since there is no AIR!
 

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[citation][nom]lp231[/nom]Also in space which is a vacuum, a flag will not move since there is no AIR![/citation]
24km is still within the stratosphere (second layer from the bottom). So there still is air, but it's very thin.
 

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[citation][nom]lp231[/nom]Also in space which is a vacuum, a flag will not move since there is no AIR![/citation]

False, Air is just a medium which transfers energy to the flag. Just like any other motion such as spinning can transfer energy making the flag "wave" aswell.
 

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Oh and, at 1:02, what's that spec in the background, over the horizon? The moon? I'm downloading the 1080p version to check!
 

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[citation][nom]lp231[/nom]Also in space which is a vacuum, a flag will not move since there is no AIR![/citation]

A Helium )or other kind of) Balloon can not fly you into a vacuum. That's why you can not reach the space station that way for example. still, wondering how high a weather balloon could actually make it.

Anyone here know ?



 
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