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The ultimate paper airplane flight?

British amateur space buffs have launched a paper airplane from space. The plane, which was made from paper straws and had a 3-foot wingspan, was carried as high as 90,000 feet before the helium balloon that carried it finally popped, releasing the plane to glide elegantly back to Earth…

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5giMWsKVk4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

The British team (Steve Daniels, John Oates and Lester Haines) that designed it equipped the plane with a camera, and it took some stunning first-person video as it fluttered back to Earth. Although it’s a bit dizzying in parts, one segment of the flight can be viewed above.

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(via Look At This…)

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