A British team of space buffs has been able to successfully launch a paper aeroplane into space.
The three areonautical enthusiasts Steve Daniels, from Devon, John Oates of The Register website and Lester Haines launched the project with a view to "reinvigorate the British space race".
The glider they built rode a helium balloon into space and was released at 90,000 ft before the balloon exploded and parachuted down to earth.
On its descent, cameras on the balloon, clicked images of the earth in what is seen as the first project of its kind.
The plane, Vulture 1 and two cameras on the balloon were recovered intact around 20 miles from the launch site, 100 miles west of Madrid in Spain.
The plane with a wingspan of 3 feet was made out of paper straw and covere paper and took a year to perfect for the space flight.