No collection of Star Wars bobbleheads is complete without a Sith Lord. For those of you who feel the same way, we present Darth Vader in the stratosphere. On Aug. 14th, the father of Luke Skywalker hitched a ride onboard an Earth to Sky Calculus cosmic ray balloon, flying 117,454 feet above Earth's surface. After the balloon popped (as planned), the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing near the base of Mount Tom, a 13,700 ft peak near Bishop, California. Vader had a wild ride, and the students got great data for their cosmic ray monitoring program.


The students are selling Star Wars bobbleheads to support their cosmic ray ballooning program. Each bobblehead comes with a greeting card showing the nodding figurine in flight and telling the story of its journey to the edge of space and back again.

Darth Vader Bobblehead