Star Wars fans launch X-wing into the stratosphere
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.
- 27 April 2015
- BBC News