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This article was published on April 27, 2015

Hey JJ Abrams! Two guys from the UK just put an X-Wing into orbit

Hey JJ Abrams! Two guys from the UK just put an X-Wing into orbit
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Two guys from Essex had a plan – to photograph the Earth from space and grab the attention of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ director JJ Abrams. It looks like they’ll manage it after getting an X-Wing into orbit.

The Project Helium Tears is the latest mission from the Essex Space Agency – aka Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St. Pier. Now they’ve grabbed their images from high above the Earth – using high altitude balloons and GoPro cameras – they’ve just got to nab that premiere invite.

Project Helium Tears [via TruthRevolt]

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