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Paper Aircraft Released Into Space

Welcome to the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) archive - the full story of our Guinness World Record spaceplane

PARIS soars to Guinness World Record

Highest paper plane launch ever – official

SPB 17 Feb 2012, 12:44

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

Space paper plane honoured with fetching cartoon

SPB 25 Mar 2011, 10:57

Vote now to name killer PARIS space cocktail

Hyperglycaemic concoction to celebrate playmonaut antics

SPB 31 Dec 2010, 10:15

PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail

NSFD * Readers invited to name high-altitude beverage

SPB 9 Dec 2010, 13:32

Hey kids, wanna build your own Vulture 1?

Click here for hot plans of famous space plane

SPB 17 Nov 2010, 15:19


Deserved fame for paper spaceplane, plucky Playmonaut

SPB 11 Nov 2010, 10:46

Reg reader stitches PARIS right up

Beautiful composite image of spaaaaace...

SPB 10 Nov 2010, 13:06

PARIS joins the 17-mile-high club

Aerial mission photos for your viewing pleasure

SPB 5 Nov 2010, 12:30

PARIS laid bare in intimate snaps

Our space plane mission's bumper photo album

SPB 3 Nov 2010, 15:29

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PARIS: The Motion Picture

PARIS in 89,000 ft climax

Amazing vid captures Vulture 1 release

SPB 1 Nov 2010, 13:30

PARIS nursing mother of all hangovers

Jubilant team celebrates space plane triumph

SPB 29 Oct 2010, 10:08

LOST Vulture One PARIS spaceplane FOUND!!!

Updated with pics Dramatic scenes as pursuit team recovers heroic playmonaut

SPB 28 Oct 2010, 15:34

MYSTERY of vanished PARIS spaceplane, playmonaut

Ground team embark on epic Fossett-style search

SPB 28 Oct 2010, 13:53

PARIS HAS LANDED!!! Epic supra-atmos flight ends

Model-module eases down atop thick wood

SPB 28 Oct 2010, 10:55

Vulture One PARIS spaceplane telemetry LIVE ONLINE


SPB 28 Oct 2010, 09:54

Vulture One spaceplane NOW AIRBORNE!

Updated PARIS soars to glory with plastonaut inside her

SPB 28 Oct 2010, 09:25

PARIS launch tomorrow come hell or high water

Both likely, knowing our luck

SPB 27 Oct 2010, 12:55

Vulture 1 rolls out of fab bunker

Get yer final construction snaps here

SPB 25 Oct 2010, 12:27

Our intrepid playmonaut tries out the Vulture 1 for size

Our intrepid playmonaut tries out the Vulture 1 for size

PARIS grounded by whipping wind

Vulture 1 rolls back to hangar, team rolls back to bar

SPB 24 Oct 2010, 10:33

Vulture 1 spaceplane launch countdown on hold

PARIS team struggle with weather, recalcitrant donkeys

SPB 22 Oct 2010, 15:22

Intrepid Vulture 1 spaceplane pilot arrives at PARIS project

Short 'naut is not short of the Right Stuff

SPB 22 Oct 2010, 10:58

Vulture 1 sprouts wings and a tail

Lots of lovely construction snaps for your viewing pleasure

SPB 21 Oct 2010, 11:11

Local Spanish press embrace PARIS

Big hug for mad English bloke and his space plane

SPB 20 Oct 2010, 10:27

PARIS looking 50/50 for Saturday launch

Vulture 1 pilot jets in from US as skies threaten rain

SPB 18 Oct 2010, 10:24

PARIS radio chap slips into safe sex outfit

Attempts to avoid sequin dress

SPB 15 Oct 2010, 10:00

PARIS furnished with engorgement

Assistant in tight dress fondles powerful squirter

SPB 8 Oct 2010, 11:59

PARIS unveils impressive box

Main payload container ready for lift-off

SPB 6 Oct 2010, 11:00

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Release mechanism test in QinetiQ's hypobaric chamber

PARIS launch go for 23 Oct

Where? Click here to find out

SPB 28 Sep 2010, 11:10

PARIS emerges triumphant from hypobaric chamber

Vulture 1's Mk 2 release mechanism cleared for take-off

SPB 15 Sep 2010, 14:42

PARIS lifts skirt on hot CAD teaser

Vulture 1-X structure takes virtual shape

SPB 9 Sep 2010, 09:59

PARIS threatened by the bends

Careful with that dope

SPB 7 Sep 2010, 14:10

Vulture 1 Mk 2 release mech prepped for testing

Coming soon: Hypobaric chamber - The Revisiting

SPB 3 Sep 2010, 12:20

Vulture 1: Plane plans planned

Full constructional details on the drawing board

SPB 26 Aug 2010, 10:26

PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

Knocks together proof of concept structure

SPB 25 Aug 2010, 14:26

PARIS gets doped up

High as a kite on nitrates

SPB 23 Aug 2010, 14:19

PARIS acquires visual tracking capability

Sets telescopic sights on Vulture 1

SPB 20 Aug 2010, 13:22

The paper straw structure of the Vulture 1 fuselage

The Vulture 1's fuselage under construction

PARIS pumps up a Mk 2 release mechanism

Second shot at unleashing Vulture 1

SPB 3 Aug 2010, 11:27

PARIS skins up with Rizlas and dope

Well, tissue paper and PVA...

SPB 23 Jul 2010, 11:00

Our Vulture 1 aircraft begins to take shape

Fuselage assembly snaps for your viewing pleasure

SPB 16 Jul 2010, 12:13

PARIS in hot glue gun action

Paper straw structure begins to take shape

SPB 6 Jul 2010, 12:02

Vital PARIS supplies jet in from US

Paper? In tubular form? That sounds like...

SPB 5 Jul 2010, 14:30

PARIS in cheeky GPS chip slip

Our space plane electronic kit laid bare

SPB 9 Jun 2010, 11:02

PARIS pops down to QinetiQ

Vital hypobaric chamber test proves... interesting

SPB 3 Jun 2010, 12:17

Vulture 1 GPS test: It did work, honest

Broadband glitch kills live map

SPB 3 Jun 2010, 11:35

Coming soon: Live Vulture 1 GPS tracking test

Join us as PARIS takes to the air

SPB 28 May 2010, 12:22

CAD model of the Vulture 1

The CAD model of our Vulture 1

PARIS flashes some radio goodies

Beacon and GPS kit unveiled

SPB 21 May 2010, 11:02

QinetiQ lends PARIS a helping hand

A hypobaric chamber? Yes, we’ve got one of those…

SPB 10 May 2010, 10:18

PARIS hits the road with live GPS tracker test

Updated Join us at 2pm

SPB 7 May 2010, 11:30

El Reg PARIS team fires up the GPS tracker

Successful test of main payload locating unit

SPB 23 Apr 2010, 13:43

PARIS hacked Canon: 108 minutes, 1,298 stills

Better batteries resolve PowerShot power-down

SPB 21 Apr 2010, 10:30

PARIS hacked Canon test (almost) runs on rails

PowerShot powers down mid-shoot

SPB 19 Apr 2010, 11:13

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Test of the Canon A560

El Reg PARIS team unboxes some toys

Vids Lights, space cameras, action...

SPB 16 Apr 2010, 12:53

Peer 1 Hosting puts up for Reg space mission

Site News Vulture 1 gets backing

SPB 18 Mar 2010, 11:49

El Reg space bureau firms up PARIS kit list

Paper plane project acquires gadgetry

SPB 5 Feb 2010, 12:02

El Reg's PARIS programme attracts high-flying sponsor

Peer 1 hops aboard Vulture 1

SPB 16 Dec 2009, 10:43

Vulture 1: Calling all electronics wizards

Also, anyone got a hypobaric chamber?

SPB 11 Aug 2009, 10:19

El Reg space paper plane christened Vulture 1

PARIS project moves to planning stage

SPB 10 Aug 2009, 10:27

Vote now to name El Reg space plane

Reader poll The final say is yours

Science 31 Jul 2009, 12:14

El Reg to launch space paper plane

Your input invited for audacious upper-atmosphere mission

SPB 30 Jul 2009, 10:43

More about the lovely PARIS:

  • Our basic PARIS mission summary is here (pdf).
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Check out our Flickr page, with all the PARIS and Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) photos.
  • All of the PARIS videos live down at YouTube.