It was a feat inspired by similar experiments two years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where students sent cameras into near space on a low budget.

A video featuring two Canadian teenagers’ successful effort to launch a weather balloon contraption with multiple cameras into space featuring a Lego man clutching a Canadian flag has gone viral.

The video, which was posted to YouTube on January 25, has gotten more than 1.3 million views in just a few days.

“After endless hours of hard work, we managed to capture stunning views of our atmosphere and put a ‘Lego’ man into near space!” the students write in a caption accompanying the video.

The Toronto Star reported on Wednesday that the pair are 17-year-olds Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad.

According to the report the contraption contains four cameras and took its images over the span of 97 minutes from takeoff to its final landing place 122 kilometers away, a site discovered through the GPS function of a mobile phone attached to the contraption.

The total budget was $500 and it took four months of free Saturdays.

The weather balloon is estimated to have burst at 80,000 feet, nearly three times the height of Mt. Everest.

See the video below:

An interview with Matthew Ho, Asad Muhammad:

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