There has been no shortage of news about the 2015 Mustang this year, but while 50th anniversary celebrations and NYC skyline debuts are great, this homemade event certainly takes the prize for creativity.
With the aid of a simple weather balloon and a miniature replica of a 2015 Mustang, one intrepid group of pony car lovers decided to send their beloved ‘Stang into space. These gentlemen from Stockton, CA launched their toy in the middle of a desert with a Go-Pro camera strapped to the balloon to retrieve a full recording of the world’s first Mustang-In-Space.
After a lengthy ascent to 110,000 feet, the Mustang’s balloon finally gave way, sending the miniature pony car plummeting back home. Six hours after the launch, the team used GPS to locate the Mustang and camera in a field near the official lift-off spot. Below you can find the 74-minute flight and fall shortened into an enjoyable 2:30-minute clip for the rest of us.