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Paper plane launched into space captures Earth images

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:11 pm
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Post Paper plane launched into space captures Earth images   Posted on: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:11 pm
A British team is celebrating the launch of a paper aeroplane into space.

Steve Daniels, from Devon, John Oates, of The Register website, and Lester Haines embarked on the project to "reinvigorate the British space race".

The glider was carried into space by a helium balloon and released at 90,000ft (27,400m), before the balloon exploded and parachuted down to Earth.

On its way down cameras took images of the Earth in what is thought to be the first project of its kind.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11734084

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Post Re: Paper plane launched into space captures Earth images   Posted on: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:06 am
This is something incredible from this British team. I have never heard anything like this before; the plane made of paper straws sent into space to take the pictures of earth. In my opinion, the simpler and effective method of using the helium balloon added to beauty of this project. It is also wonderful to know it landed safe as well.


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