Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars ‘X-wing’ vehicle into the stratosphere. The duo hope to attract the attention of Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams with their effort. The model was attached to a weather balloon that ascended to around 36,190m (118,000ft) before bursting and returning to Earth.
The mission took around six months to complete and cost the duo around £1,200. BBC Click spoke to one of the men, Matt Kingsnorth, about the reasons for getting involved in the project.
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