Topic: Ford Mustang at edge of space (weather balloon)
Posts: 3203 From: Sierra Vista, Arizona Registered: Nov 1999
posted 05-14-2014 12:19 AM
Fox News reports that the staff at Big Valley Ford in Stockton, Calif. recently strapped a 2015 Mustang model to a weather balloon and sent it aloft.
With a set of action cameras documenting the trip, the car took a 74 minute ride almost 21 miles high into the stratosphere, and just 18,000 feet shy of where Felix Baumgartner made his record-breaking supersonic jump from in 2012.
The stunt was meant to celebrate the Mustang's 50th anniversary, and create some marketing buzz for the dealership, no doubt. Mission accomplished.