Cool dad alert.
Ron Fugelseth helped his 4-year-old son, Jayden, send his favourite toy train, named Stanley, into space.
Fugelseth was inspired by a video of a Lego astronaut in flight:
"When I saw that Lego video, I thought, 'I should totally see if I could get Stanley to space,'" he told MSNBC.com.
"I figured if two high school kids can send a Lego man to space, then I, as a grown man, can make Stanley to space," Fugelseth told the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
A weather balloon carried the toy into the earth's stratosphere. An HD camera attached to the train captured the 60-minute, 18-mile ascent and 20-minute return to earth. And an old cell phone with GPS helped the father/son duo find Stanley in a corn field 27 miles away.
The innovative dad outlined his safety precautions on YouTube, including a call to the FAA to ensure no planes would fly into its path and the careful wind research needed to ensure Stanley would land in a field.Read More »from Father-son duo send toy train into space