The LEGO shuttle prepares for re-entry. Yes, you can still see the strings.
While using helium balloons to carry GPS tracked cameras to image the "edge of space" is now being regularly done by amateurs, a Romanian man, Raul Oaida has come up with an amusingly interesting variation. He has made a LEGO space shuttle in a tribute to the now retired manned system. The "launch" reportedly took place from central Germany on 31 December 2011 and reached an altitude of 35000m before the balloon popped and the shuttle came back to Earth.
Courtesy: Raul Oaida/YouTube