“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs!”
On July 6, 2019, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched the Millennium Falcon to the stratosphere. Riding onboard a high-altitude cosmic ray balloon, the laser-etched crystal spaceship traveled 103,018 feet above the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California. After the balloon exploded, as planned, the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing in the rugged Volcanic Tablelands near Bishop CA. The Falcon had a wild ride, and the students gathered great new data for their cosmic ray monitoring program.
The Falcon comes with a unique gift card showing the crystal spaceship floating at the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The interior of the card tells the story of the flight and confirms that this item has been to the edge of space and back again.
The spaceship also comes with an multi-colored LED illuminated stand. This creates a colorful visual effect and allows the Falcon to be used as a far-out night light.
Crystal Millennium Falcon