What is the  recipe  for awesome? Take one part whims, one 18 year old  Romanian  named Raul Oaida. Throw in some Legos and a healthy respect for science. Taking a lego space shuttle into space as a tribute to the ending of the shuttle program? That is quite simply one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time.

And why, NASA, if we’re using taxpayer money for all your fun sciency stuff, haven’t YOU thought up lego space shuttles in space before now? You had quite a head start. Your move lab rats.