In honor of the Mustang's 50th anniversary, Ford's Michael Sego and some friends sent a Revell Mustang model into space.

In honor of the Mustang's 50th anniversary, Ford's Michael Sego and some friends sent a Revell Mustang model into space.

Since using a rocket wasn't practical, the team opted for a high-altitude weather balloon which enabled the model to reach attitudes of nearly 110,000 feet (33,528 meters). After approximately 74 minutes, the model tumbled back to earth and landed in a field where it was recovered by the team thanks to a GPS location transmitter.

According to Sego, “We wanted to celebrate 50 years of Mustang and the impending arrival of the all-new 2015 Mustang by doing something really special. [The] Mustang has always been about getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road, but we decided to take to the open sky.”

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2015 Ford Mustang model travels into space [video]