Lego Space Shuttle Launched Into Space to Celebrate End of the Space Shuttle Era

Legos are one of the single greatest things that have ever been invented.  They provide hours and hours of entertainment, and they bring out a child’s imagination as well as anything out there.  You can create cars and buildings and animals and monsters and anything else that your mind can think of.

One of the most amazing things about them is how incredibly simple they are.  They are just small pieces of plastic with bumps on them that get combined into amazing things.  If you don’t believe me, go into a Lego store, or just check out their website.

In contrast, the space shuttle is one of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment that has ever been developed.  Unlike Legos, which are timeless, the space shuttle has reached the end of its service.

In tribute to this amazing piece of machinery an Australian entrepreneur teamed up with a Romanian teen to give the shuttle a nice sendoff.  In adding to the beautiful irony of this sendoff they attached a space shuttle made of Legos to a balloon, which was the very first object to take a man into the air.

As you can see in the video below their was also a video camera attached, and the balloon, along with its space shuttle cargo, made it all the way into space.

My dad is the one that sent the video to me, and he captioned it, “Who says we can’t do it again?”  It really did get me thinking about what the future of the space program will be.  I would be really interested to see what other people’s thoughts are on the future of the space program.  In the meantime, enjoy the video.