This might be the coolest father/son project I've ever seen in my life. A Dad and his son in Brooklyn decided that they were going to take a video camera, attach it to a helium balloon and send it into outer space. As you can see from the video, they put a lot of thought and planning into it and achieved some amazing success. So if you're looking for something to demonstrate to your kids that hard work can pay off, check this out.
(Oh. And they're not done. You can support their next project at Brooklyn Space Program.)
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/15091562 w=560&h=315]