X-wing fighter flies into space as Star Wars fans bid for premiere tickets

A Scyfilove hat-tip to Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St Pier who went where no Star Wars fans have gone before and launched an actual X-Wing fighter into space.

The duo made and then attached a model to a high-altitude weather balloon before letting it go. They also had a GoPro camera strapped on to capture the footage as it reached the upper atmosphere.

They didn’t just do it for shits and giggles though. The point of Project Helium Tears as they called it was to try and get Matt and Phil tickets for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens¬†premiere.

An appeal to JJ Abrams forms some of their video, so here’s hoping it pays off and they get a couple of tickets for the big night with the stars and creators of the film.

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