Ford Mustang was sent into space

May 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

50th anniversary of the legendary pony car celebrates not only a manufacturer, but also fans of model – dealers. California representatives of Ford Mustang for the first time in the history of sent him into outer space. However, they used to do this, just a scale model of the sports car.

Ford Mustang in space image

Ford Mustang in space image


“We were going to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary “Mustang”, but wanted to do in honor of something really special,” – said the representative of the initiative group Shogo Michael, Managing Sales Manager Ford in San Francisco. To realize the idea, the inventors used the experience of the Austrian sky diver Felix Baumgartner, who in 2012 made a record jump from a height of 39 kilometers.

Ford Mustang logo image

Ford Mustang logo image

The initiators of the “Big Space Travel” for Ford Mustang purchased altitude weather balloon that at the remote pylon attached GPS-transmitter, multiple cameras and a scale model of the Ford Mustang of Revell. These are the models of Ford officially distributed at international motor shows this year, representing a new generation of sports car. Through 74 minutes after starting a miniature “Mustang” climbed to an altitude of 33.5 kilometers, from which went into free-fall back to Earth. Landing by parachute took about six hours after launch.

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