Lego lad launched into space from Gloucestershire field VIDEO
THREE graduates sent a 'man' into space from a Gloucestershire field.
Aerospace engineers Dave Curtis, Chris Driscoll and Drew Graham managed to launch a figure made out of Lego 120,000 feet into the sky – nearly the height reached by Felix Baumgartner in his daredevil space jump last month.
Dave said the stunt took place in a field near Tewkesbury because he thought it was a nice open rural location.
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The 29-year-old, who lives in Bristol, said: "I had been to Tewkesbury before with my fiancee and it seemed quite nice. We wanted somewhere where there would be a little bit of space.
"Tewkesbury has got that old world rustic appeal to it."
After the launch of a figure depicting Olympic rower Alan Campbell, the team had lunch in Tewkesbury's Ye Olde Black Bear pub. And Dave revealed that the launch was the third they had done from Tewkesbury.
The first two earlier this year were for fun but the latest was to raise money for a new clubhouse at the City of Bristol Rowing Club.
The Lego man landed, three hours after being launched, in Banbury, Oxfordshire.