Coolest Dad of the Year award goes to this dude who sent his son’s favourite toy train “Stanely” to space and recorded the footage. He attached the toy to a weather balloon with an HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS.
The toy made it 18 miles high before the balloon burst and it was sent back to Earth. They recovered the toy 27 miles away in a corn field almost an hour and a half before first sending it up!
The video documents the liftoff and landing and his son looks ridiculous happy… not to mention the toy too. This is a memory I don’t think he’ll ever forget.
Watch it here: