Awesome pictures of the Earth has been captured by a paper plane when it was launched last October 28, 2010 50 miles west of Madrid, Spain. This news has been posted in BBC and they named the paper plane Vulture 1. This is part of the project started by British Space philanthropists called PARIS (Paper Aircraft Released Into Space). These Brittons were Steve Daniels, John Oates and Lester Haines. The device didn’t really reached the outer space as it has only reached 23 miles above the ground. As what has been classified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale the Karman Line or better known as the “boundary” of the outer space would be 62 miles (100km) above the Earth’s surface. Nevertheless, the device was able to take awesome pictures while it is still up there.
The gadget was purely made of paper straws and the inventors has covered it with paper. They put a camera into it and attached it to a helium balloon then released it into the air.
Although the device wasn’t the first gadget to be released up there to take photos, the shots it made was truly breath taking. The flight of the device was recorded and the video can be seen in the makers’ Youtube account.
Here are some of the photos of the device. This courtesy of their Flickr account: