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2015 Ford Mustang, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX – Five Star Ford of Plano

 

Looking for a 2015 Ford Mustang in Dallas, Fort Worth, TX? Continuing the celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50 year anniversary, friends at a Ford dealer in Stockton, CA put a Ford Mustang in outer space. They are the first to ever document a Mustang exiting the planet’s atmosphere, and were able to get the entire ascent and descent on video.

Though it wasn’t a full-size car, the Mustang they launched was one of the Revell Mustang model kits that were given away at various auto shows this year by Ford. While a Mustang attached to a rocket being blasted into space would be cool, it wasn’t exactly feasible. The solution was to have the model attached at the end of a rod along with a camera, which was all carried by a weather balloon.

The Mustang was able to reach a height of nearly 21 miles, or 110,000 feet, after 74 minutes, rivaling the jump height by Felix Baumgartner in October 2012. Once it reached its maximum height, the Mustang and its camera descended, spinning uncontrollably until its parachute deployed.

Around six hours after launch, the car was found in a field and the data and video footage were recovered by using the GPS location transmitter. The dealer has posted a clip showing the event from on board the weather balloon to YouTube.

Take a look at our 2015 Ford Mustang models in Dallas, Fort Worth – Ford Mustang Inventory