Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/18/paris_launch_update/

PARIS looking 50/50 for Saturday launch

Vulture 1 pilot jets in from US as skies threaten rain

By Lester Haines

Posted in SPB, 18th October 2010 10:24 GMT

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team is nervously eyeing the skies ahead of Saturday's planned launch.

According to the latest predictions, it's not looking too promising, with a good chance of rain and cloud over the weekend.

Of course, conditions today are absolutely perfect here in the Iberian peninsula, and are set to continue that way pretty well until Reg man John Oates and radio chap Steve Daniels touch down in Madrid on Thursday.

Come what may, our Vulture 1 aircraft will be ready to roll this week, and we'll have a full photo update on that as soon as it's done. While glueing together bits of paper, we're also excitedly awaiting the arrival of our pilot, who's jetting in from the US of A.

We'll be introducing him to an expectant world on Friday, so brace yourselves for a substantial dose of the Right Stuff. ®

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