PARIS laid bare in intimate snaps

Our space plane mission's bumper photo album

Now we just had the small matter of recovering the Vulture 1. Steve thought he'd heard a couple of blips from its onboard transmitter, which mean it was close and, according to John "in this direction":

Ready to set off in search of the Vulture 1

He was right, too, because within an hour we had the aircraft GPS locked and were once again on foot in hot pursuit:

The dirt road to the Vulture 1 landing site

Every project should have its defining moment. This was ours:

The Vulture 1 in the woods

We couldn't really believe the Vulture 1 had suffered so little damage...

The Vulture 1 landed in the woods

...and as you can imagine, as the bloke who made the thing, I was pretty chuffed:

The author with the recovered Vulture 1

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