We’re delighted to announce today that QinetiQ has splendidly agreed to allow the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team access to its hypobaric chamber, allowing us to test a highly-classified Vulture 1 release mechanism. Those of you who’ve been following PARIS will know that we’ve been scratching our heads quite a …
And to think...
the arms trade normally gets such a bad press.
Space for eight persons
Have you allocated these or may we nominate suitable individuals?
I'm sure there are a number of MPs that various members of the electorate would like to see blasted into space,
Or maybe your favourite game/"reality"/quiz/nonsense-show host? Oh, PLEASE can I nominate 8 members of the East-Enders cast? Oh go-on. PLEEEEEEASE!!!
I don't believe in coincidence
According to the news last night, that's the same number as are trying to negotiate a deal between the Libs and Tories. The threat of impending loss of consciousness ought to speed things up a bit.
...which member of the Reg team will be reporting live (well, at least initially) from inside the chamber?
I assume that, as part of the deal, Lewis must have promised to be nice to Qinetiq for at least ... oh, I don't know, a day?
Nice to see that our very own war-boffins read the Reg.
Paris going to be providing the suction Fnar Fnar.
"a pressure change of 70 kPa in 0.1 second are attainable, which equates to a decompression from 8,000 ft to 65,000 ft"
That'll make your ears go pop!
Use to work there
Used to work in the chamber - brings back a flood of memories
Why did you leave?
Couldn't handle the pressure?
Thank you, thank you, I'm here all week.
I have uncovered your secret!!
"...we will of course bring you full coverage of the event, in the process revealing our cunning Vulture 1 release plan...."
That would be the moth-eaten weather balloon with the collection of shoeboxes underneath in the Reg car park, would it? And the pressure switch out of that old washing machine....?
Steve Jobs because he already holds all patents on the 'iDrop' technology....
BOFH tool par excellence
You might want to ensure that the Reg team does not contain a combination of the BOFH and any of his usual targets.
"If you'll just step this way, sir, I'm sure that you'l agree ..."
I remember that thing...
I remember seeing that thing in one of the deathmatch levels in Unreal Tournament GOTY. It was sweet. You waited until somebody went in it to get the rocket launcher (or whatever it was), then you ran up and hit the big red button to close the door and watch them get crushed. Good times, good times...
Only I guess it was a hyPERbaric chamber back then.
Hold on... I work in Farnborough
As the title says, I work in Farnborough (for BAE Systems). Any chance of coming along and meeting you chaps?
you should talk to Red Bull...
... and have a look at what they're doing with Stratos - http://RedBullStratos.com :)
While you're in there...
...any chance of seeing if a siphon will work?
You're going to see at what height a bal|loon pops. Part inflated balloon. Piece of string. Piece of card with a hole. Instant high altitude release mechanism. Simples.