The Kid Should See This

A toy train travels eighteen miles above Earth

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There are a lot of internet videos that capture things going up into the stratosphere, but Ron Fugelseth and his 4-year-old kid did this, plus one (animated)Β step more when they sent the kiddo’s favorite toy train eighteen miles up! Β 

Lifted by a weather balloon, and accompanied by a taped up orange styrofoam box with an HD camera and a GPS-equipped phone, the train traveled up to see the earth’s curvature and then came falling back down, landing 27 miles from where it launched.

Looks like the train had fun.

Related listening with Vermont Public Radio’s But Why? podcast for curious kids: Where does the sky end?

Thanks, @rogier, kvetchup, and @alexkuhl.

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