Short of a wave of the hand and some Jedi mind tricks, the next best way to convince director J.J. Abrams that you and your buddy deserve two tickets to the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is to launch an X-wing into space.

That's exactly what Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St. Pier are hoping for. As part of their space photography program Project Helium Tears, they strapped a model X-wing to a giant high-altitude weather balloon equipped with GoPro cameras and launched it into the sky. The duo, residents of Essex, England, posted a video of the X-wing in flight, complete with a scrolling plea to J.J. Abrams to invite them to the premiere fashioned after the traditional "Star Wars" opening text crawl.