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By Liz Goodwin

Three British space buffs attached a paper airplane and a camera to a helium balloon that soared 23 miles above ground, and captured amazing images.

"We did it because we wanted to see if we could — and we could!" IT expert Steve Davies told Sky News Online. The plane, which had a three-foot wingspan, was made of straws and covered in paper. At about 90,000 feet, the helium balloon burst.

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Nov 12 @ 11:45AM  
Thanks guy, I enjoyed the post and was amazed by the photo's!

Nov 12 @ 2:32PM  
Why does the guy have on knee pads????....nice story!

Nov 12 @ 2:40PM  
Why does the guy have on knee pads????....

Well, I never really noticed but if they are knee pads, maybe he had to kneel on the ground to attach the plane to the ballon! Hell, I don't know!


Nov 12 @ 5:59PM  
Cool deal!! Thx for sharing!!
The Lady that cuts my hair....(out of her basement) Had something like that fall in her yard! There was a Phone number to call.....they (the ppl who had the thing..) Paid shipping...and she sent it back to them!!!

Nov 12 @ 6:05PM  
I tell ya...knee pads ..are the bestest thing in the world...!!
That person..musta been on their knees enough to learn that trick!

Nov 12 @ 6:38PM  
Those were some cool pics.

Nov 12 @ 7:02PM  
Interesting story som, the pic's were great also

Nov 12 @ 9:34PM  
Kewl story...and very kewl pics.
I'm really loving all your science blogs Som. I always learn something new and really kewl.
Thanks for sharing.


Nov 12 @ 9:35PM  
I read about this good story yesterday

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