And hopefully it just kept going

This is a hauntingly beautiful tribute video to the Space Shuttle program, which ended in 2011, from some folks in Germany.

A helium high altitude balloon was used to loft a LEGO Space Shuttle Orbiter (set 3367 – Get it at Amazon). The LEGO model was secured to the balloon and lofted to 35 km, not technically into space, but close enough to look awesome. The song in the background is “Welcome Home” by Radical Face. See the video at the link below:

Via The Mary Sue

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NASA Orion Pad Abort 1 (White Sands, NM 2010)