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March 15, 2012


OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 – The two teenagers who filmed the journey of the Lego figurine they launched into space will be at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on the occasion of the annual Lego contest.

Last January, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad filmed the ascent of a Lego figurine attached to a weather balloon and fitted with a parachute up to an altitude estimated at 24 kM, from where the Earth's curvature and the darkness of space were visible, before coming back down to land and be retrieved by the pair of "Lego-nauts" about 122 kM away from its takeoff point. Video of the figurine's space odyssey has been broadly shared on social networks.

MM. Ho and Muhammad will be visiting for the occasion of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum's annual Lego contest, and they will be taking part in the evaluation of the submissions of more than 150 participants to this 22nd edition.

WHO : Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad

WHAT : Two teenagers who launched a Lego figurine into space take part in 22nd annual Lego contest

WHERE : Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Drive, Ottawa

WHEN : Friday March 16, 2012, from 10 :30 am and from 2 pm

PHOTO OP: The Lego figurine that was actually launched into space will be on hand



Olivier Bouffard
Media Relations
613 949-5732

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