Paper Plane Vulture 1 Not the First To Get Into Space Through A Weather Balloon

By on Nov 13, 2010 in Science, United States, World Comments
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Image Credit: Luke Geissbuhler

The paper plane which was launched into space by British team got the buzz in the internet. As reported, the team launched a paper aeroplane into space to capture some images of the Earth.

According to reports, the group come up with the idea after being inspired by a cheddar cheese project last year that some British cheesemakers tried to launch in space. However, the piece of cheddar was lost track after their tracking device had stopped working.

IT consultant Mr. Daniels, of Paignton, Devon, said that the team had embarked on the project “for a laugh”. He said that “Somebody launched a bit of cheese out of a balloon, which we thought was a bit stupid. We thought we could do something more technical than that. We decided to launch a paper plane because nobody has done that before. It seems really silly but it was brilliant fun.” as quoted from the Daily Mail website.

Meanwhile, one of the readers of Batangas Today commented that this was done already two months ago by a father and son duo from New York.

In August 2010, Luke Geissbühler and his 7-year-old son Max, launched a homemade spacecraft into space through a weather balloon. The homemade spacecraft was made of a Styrofoam capsule that housed an HD video camera and an iPhone. Their mission was to send it up in the upper stratosphere to film the blackness beyond our earth.

The lauching was successful and they were able to locate the craft after it landed 30 miles from its launch point in Newburgh, NY.

Here’s the video uploaded by Luke Geissbuhler, founder of Brooklyn Space Program.

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

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