Two weeks ago, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad launched a homemade balloon carrying a Lego passenger and four cameras. It fell back down to Earth 97 minutes later (in Peterborough) with astonishing footage from an estimated 24 kilometres above sea level, three times the typical cruising altitude of a commercial aircraft.

This is what a bit of ingenuity, knowledge from the web, and two young men who will likely go far, can do when they try.

Watch this fascinating video. Their photos are wonderful and you can check out the video below.