PARIS pops up in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Space paper plane honoured with fetching cartoon

We're very much obliged to reader Mike Grant for letting us know that our magnificent Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project was honoured earlier this week in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Nice graphic, we're sure you'll agree, and here's the orginal snap of our historic launch back in October...

The balloon and payload just after lift-off

...and here's the PARIS team (Steve Daniels, John Oates and me) some hours later, triumphantly holding the recovered Vulture 1:

Steve, John and Lester with the Vulture 1

Suffice it to say, our outing in Ripley's has rekindled our enthusiasm for audacious space projects, so let's see if we've got any of those paper straws left... ®

Additional PARIS resources

  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Our Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our lovely YouTube channel.

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