Amateur space enthusiasts launch paper plane into space

A team of amateur British space enthusiasts has achieved a world first by sending a paper plane into space. The plane, made of paper straws and covered in paper, was launched in Spain using a helium balloon. A camera on the plane's wing captured dramatic images as it flew back down through the earth's atmosphere. The plane eventually landed 25 miles (40km) away from its launch site in a wood and only suffered a small hole in the wing.

2010-11-11

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