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Star Wars X-Wing in Space

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Two intrepid Star Wars fans launched a model X-Wing fighter into orbit using a high-altitude weather balloon. Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St. Pier managed to get their rig to an altitude of 118,000 feet above the surface of the planet, where they captured impressive footage of their model with the Earth and sun in the background. The duo is hoping their stunt gets noticed by director J.J. Abrams and lands them tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check out the video here.

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