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Paper Plane Launches Into Space (VIDEO)


First Posted: 11/11/10 04:52 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Here's an impressive feat: a team of British space enthusiasts successfully launched a paper plane from Spain into space, and it returned!

Composed of paper straws and covered in paper, the miniature plane was launched in a helium balloon, it left Earth's atmosphere and then came flying all the way back, BBC reports.

Via SkyNews:

[The team] attached the aircraft - which has a 3ft wingspan - and a camera to a helium balloon and released it into the air on October 28.

Amazingly, the plane landed 100 miles from the release point, per The Daily Mail. It suffered virtually no damage.

WATCH:

See high-quality pictures of the paper plane launch here.

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