WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A man taught his son to reach for the sky by sending his child’s toy into the stratosphere while equipped with a balloon and HD camera to capture footage of the flight.
Ron Fugelseth and his 4-year-old son watched the toy train named Stanley take flight into the earth’s stratosphere after attaching it to a weather balloon and showing his young son anything is possible.
The video is a touching follow-up to “A Train and His Boy,” another YouTube video of his child playing with Stanley, capturing the magic of childhood. This new adventure shows Stanley the train embarking on a journey into outer space and back.
Fugelseth and his boy launched Stanley by balloon into the air from a field, with an HD camera attached to him to show the toy train’s flight to the world afterward. The Huffington Post says the elder Fugelseth and son also attached an old cell phone with GPS to locate the train after his landing.
Watch the video as Fugelseth and son follow Stanley’s adventure through space. It took the train approximately 60 minutes to reach the stratosphere and another 20 to fall back to earth. After tracking the trip, father and son located Stanley having landed safely in a corn field some 27 miles away.
A digital expert by day, Ron Fugelseth edited the video by Photoshopping human emotions onto the face of the toy train, bringing him to life for his son on video for years to come.