The Ford Mustang has been just about everywhere. “What about outer space,” you say? Thanks to some creative folks, the answer is now a resounding “yes!”
Earlier this month, Michael Sego, San Francisco-area Ford zone sales manager, and Steve Kubitz, managing partner of Big Valley Ford in Stockton, California – along with a few friends – became the first to document a Mustang leaving earth’s atmosphere.
“We wanted to celebrate 50 years of Mustang and the impending arrival of the all-new 2015 Mustang by doing something really special,” said Michael. “Mustang has always been about getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road, but we decided to take to the open sky.”
They mounted a model of a Mustang to a high-altitude weather balloon for its out-of-this-world trip. The team captured the adventure on video so you can see the Mustang in space far above the Earth!
Just over an hour after the balloon was released, it reached a height of 110,000 feet. That’s nearly 21 miles! At that point the car and the instrumentation box – which contained a GPS location transmitter – came back down, landing in a field where it was retrieved by the team that launched it.