As a way to promote my book G.I.Joe Field Manual Vol. 2, …and just because I could, I launched my Cobra Commander action figure into space. Actually it was a little over 100,000 feet into the air.


I had the crazy idea of launching our dear Cobra Commander with a camera attached so we could see the curvature of the Earth. I got really excited and told my wonderful girlfriend who often is forced to listen to all my crazy, hair-brained ideas. She casually said, “Talk to my brother. He’s an engineer. He’ll know how to send an action figure into space!” Sure enough, he did! In fact, he’s made a number of launches for SCIENCE! So Jeff Wilschke gets ALL the credit. Check out the video: