WASHINGTON – The sky is the limit when it comes this father, who launched his son’s favorite toy train into space.
“Stanley” was strapped to a weather balloon equipped with a high definition camera and an old cell phone for GPS. The train was found 27 miles away in a corn field, Ron Fugelseth wrote on his YouTube page.
“My 4-year-old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes,” he said. “He’s been attached to him since he was 2 and they play, sleep and do everything together.”
Fugelseth, a California video producer, animated the train, which bears a close resemblance to Andy from “Toy Story.” It went approximately 18 miles into the sky, and then made its way safely back to earth.
The incredible images are captured in the video below: