The true story of two boys who launched a LEGO man into space!
With over 3 million views on YouTube and covered by almost every major news outlet in the world, the story of how two boys, Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, launched a LEGO man 80,000 feet into space using a weather balloon, a homemade parachute, and a video camera is truly an inspirational story for all ages.
Now you can follow along with the plucky little “Legonaut” as he explains just how he became the very first LEGO Man in Space.
With bright, original illustrations and loads of fun space facts and activities, kids everywhere will go wild for this true tale of a Legonaut legend and his space adventure. A triumph of science and curiosity, this children’s book is the first and only book to tell the story of how Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad accomplished this amazing feat.
LEGO Man in Space includes a resource guide for teachers with science activities, classroom crafts and games, and more!
Mara Shaugnessy is an illustrator and graphic designer with an MA in Teaching. She is the illustrator of Downpour and the author and illustrator of LEGO Man in Space. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
“The brightly coloured drawings on a white background and Lego man's cheerful enthusiasm make this a real winner. Kids who can't get enough of space stories will lap this up and perhaps achieve some amazing feats of their own.” —North Shore News / Vancouver Sun
“[A] sensational space tale of science on a shoestring.” —CS Monitor