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posted 05-14-2014 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

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