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LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy returns from (near) space

Friday, 2nd November 2012 01:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony Australia proved it is twice as badass as any other regional arm by sending LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy to 95,000 feet in a weather balloon.

I’m not entirely sure why this was done, but Sackboy was attached to a 30 foot meteorological balloon fitted with cameras, a wireless transmission system, and a GPS, then sent up as far as the balloon could travel before popping. The result was a series of stunning photos and videos.

Sackboy was launched from 50 km outside West Wyalong and rose at over 15 feet per second. The wind pushed him along at over 90 km per hour, and he landed in a wheat field more than 69 km from the launch site. His suit was designed by Facebook fan Tom Fox.

In related news, LittleBigPlanet karting arrives for PlayStation 3 next week.

See Sackboy’s journey and a behind the scenes video below.

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  1. Dragon246

    Actually LBP Karting is a ps3 exckusive. Its not available on vita.
    Just shows how little sony marketed this game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    My fault, not Sony’s, I’m afraid. Corrected. Thanks!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    @2
    You’re welcome. I meant that a game from one of their best selling 1st party franchises is coming and almost nobody knows about it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    there is 7 million people that know about lbpkarting and all these people play lbp1, lbppsp, lbp2, lbpvita..

    #4 2 years ago