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04 February 2012

Return of the British Space Program

This video is a seven minute documentary about the development and successful mission of PARIS (Paper Airplane Released Into Space). It was the culmination of two year's effort by The Register UK, a well-known information technology and data security online publication.


Genuine!

This is not a parody. Although humorous, PARIS did succeed in attaining sufficiently high altitude that the curvature of Earth was clearly visible. The PARIS mission achieved a maximum altitude three times greater than any prior paper airplane flight. Lego fans should make sure to look closely at the pilot.

Watch in "full-fat, high-definition" format, as suggested in the accompanying post, 4 November 2011. Both 720p HD and 1020p HD are supported.

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