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Fans send X-wing into space hoping to score Star Wars tickets

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How badly do you want to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December? Two fans in the UK want to go to the film's premiere so much that they sent a model X-wing into space in an elaborate quest to get their hands on some tickets.

The video above was created by Project Helium Tears, a two-person group from Essex that uses weather balloons to take photos of Earth from the edge of space. For the group's latest stunt, they attached a model X-wing to one of their balloons and filmed the results. According to the BBC, the effort cost the duo around £1,200.

It wasn't just for fun though — the pair also tweeted the video to Abrams, hoping it would score them some tickets to the movie. "We know you like practical effects and shooting in real locations," they explain in the video, "and we really love that there are X-wings in the new film."

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