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Hello Kitty goes to space

We’ve seen this experiment a few times before, but never with Hello Kitty “catonaut” in a Japanese rocket made by a 12-year-old. And perhaps not with such a glorious pop: NASA doesn’t have a loc...

Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 128k’

After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 ...

A Toy Train in Space

We’ve seen a lot of videos that send things up into the stratosphere, but Ron Fugelseth and his 4-year-old kid did this, plus one (animated) step more when they sent the kiddo’s fa...

A helium balloon and a LEGO minifig travel into the upper atmosphere

Two weeks ago, Canadian teens Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad launched a helium balloon and a lego minifig into the upper atmosphere — approximately 80,000 feet up — equipped with four ...

Homemade Spacecraft / Space Balloon

Launched by a father and his seven year old in August, 2010, this Homemade Spacecraft/Space Balloon and video camera set up (housed in a takeout container) also got to see the curve of the Earth, climbing 19 miles hig...