And you thought you were excited about seeing The Force Awakens this December…well now, have a look at what a couple of Brits did in the hopes of getting premiere tickets. Amateur astronomers Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St. Pier attached a model X-Wing fighter to weather balloons, attached a GPS to track it, and a GoPro camera to film the journey, and added a little message to catch J.J. Abrams’ attention. Um…I think it just might work!
The X-Wing reportedly made it to an altitude of 36,190 meters; that’s 118734 feet, or about 22 miles. A-freakin’mazing!
May the force be with you in your quest for tickets, dudes (Tweet #HeyJJ if you want to help the guys out).
Me, I’m thinking about throwing my kid’s growling Chewbacca as high as I can while trying to snap a pic on my iPhone.