Coolest Dad Ever Sends His Son’s Toy Train On A Space Trip

This awesome dad rigged up a weather balloon with an HD camera and a GPS, affixed his kid’s favorite toy train “Stanley,” and sent him into space. See the magical journey (with some special effects added in post-production to make Stanley come alive) from takeoff to landing to (most adorably) recovery!

“On Aug 24th 2012 we sent my son’s favorite train “Stanley” to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing.”

“My 4 year old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes. He’s been attached to him since he was two, and they play, sleep and do everything together. I animated Stanley’s face with After Effects and Photoshop to bring him to life how I imagine my son sees him.”

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