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The Skylon spaceplane would take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over 12 tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway.

2009-02-19

 space launch airplace spaceplane
At least 15,000 bags are stranded at Heathrow airport after a third day of cancellations at the new Terminal 5.

2008-03-29

 travel airplane luggage launch
The rocket took off as planned but the phase powered by the new engine failed to perform and deviated from its path. The engine burns hydrogen in the presense of oxygen, both stored at very low temperatures to be liquid. They would otherwise be gas.

2010-04-15

 India cryogenics space satellite launch engine
A group of Danish rocket enthusiasts trying to launch a dummy 30km into the sky had to abort the mission when a valve on their rocket jammed.

2010-09-05

 rocket launch Denmark Copenhagen space amateur
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...

2010-11-11

 space flight probe launch paper amateur