The Register's epic Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project ended in glorious triumph this afternoon as our Spanish ground pursuit team finally discovered the landing site of Vulture One, the cutting edge stationery spacecraft piloted by our intrepid playmonaut. Following a nail-biting few hours in which Vulture One …
Congratulations on finding it!
Now I can get on with some work instead of updating the Reg homepage every couple of mins.
Well done all concerned. This is a major step forward for playmonauts through out the world.
And now the words we have all been waiting for: PARIS - higher than a kite!
Congrats all round.
I love that phrase!
On a personal note I'd just like to say that you are all completely barking mad
I'm adopting that phrase for use in case something I'm involved in actually works
Drinks all 'round!!
Well done, that plymonaut!
And the support team as well. Not surprising at all that the radio guy saved the day.
73s to all and now, to find the nearest pub!
Best bit of news I've had all day!
Congratulations to all.
My thoughts exactly
It'd have been a goner if it wasn't for that brave, brave Playmonut
I heard he skilfully steered the damaged aircraft away from a school on the way down
A _primary_ school
with a "who has the cutest kitten" competition going on that day.
This has been great today, can't wait to see pictures and video
Well Done all (except the driver, who's obviously some kind of junkie pisshead)
Driving Miss Paris
Correct. I'm the driver, although I've been off the smack for six months now.
Well done, those hacks.
The Right Stuff
Only one small hole in the wing, European construction at it's best. You guys could teach NASA a thing or two.
One small step for playmobiles
One giant leap for paper kind.
Did he bring back any souvenir?
...or it didn't happen
re Playmobile re-enactment
Nah, we need a Live re-enactment. With Lester playing the role of Playmonaut, perhaps?
But it did happen ...
And I believe this might be the first-ever recursive simultaneous Playmobil enactment/re-enactment. Well done, probably my favorite "white paper" ever!
Best news all year
Beats those Chiliean miners any day
Maybe you Brits ain't so bad after all.
Nice bit of work, y'all.
Have one for me, looking forward to images etc
I can't help wondering..
..If two craft were made for this eventuality, you know, to fake a success? Conspiracy theorists etc...
It is what I would have done.
I heard they faked the recovery on a sound stage. On Mars.
Onwards and upwards!!
PARIS II - with real-time video streaming !!
We'll Always Have PARIS
Enough said, no?
will the re-enactment be done with Playmobile, or in this case will you have to use real people?
If you use a real person, I have a list of candidates that I would like to be considered for a trip to the edge of space and dropped as part of a paper aeroplane.
Everybody here in Westminster applauds your triumphant acheivement.
but utterly cool!
"IN YER FACES!!! LOOOOOSERZ!!!"
I presume a suitable email has been dispatched to those whose failure inspired El Reg to take PARIS to great heights ... though it's been a while so I cannot even recall the details!
Well done El Reg and team. A great victory for Britain, er Spain, er ... all concerned.
F5, F5, F5, F5, F5, F5, F5
Small hole in the wing,
The PARIS space program will have to be grounded while the safety of the aircraft is assessed.
Well done now let's see you on the news.
Go Spaceteam Reg!!!
Congraturuddylations to one and all!!
I'd have been lost had Vulture 1 not been recovered after all the effort that went into this awesoem project! Hearty pats on the backs for the entire PARIS team, very glad to hear that from the minor damamge it must've flown rather than fallen :D
Here's beers, to go with Iberian Vino Destructo!
the Vulture has landed.
Well done all...
Hearty congratulations to the team and aircrew.
What's next for the intrepid playmonaut?
... Beagle III ?
A great step for (the playmobile) mankind.
Another round for that table please!
Next up: PARIS II -- Orbital Insertion!
Enjoy your well-earned booze & send us pics soon please.
... or it didn't happen ...
PARIS II – Plastic Akula Released in Sea.
Surely our intrepid playmonaut could reach the depths of the sea since he has already made it into space.
Well Done everyone
Looking forward to the piccies
Superb work, well done team
I trust you will be sending large quantities of humble pie to all the naysayers
airrame by NASA?
this thing looks to have had a worse glide ratio than an American space shuttle
fire for crash 'n burn
Here's your title.
As opposed to all those other space shuttles out there?
A right Le(a)mon
Like the Buran perhaps.
Try looking up "Buran".
America is not the only country to have ever built a space shuttle. Yes, Buran is no longer flying (it only flew once and was destroyed when its hangar collapsed), but in a few months that will apply to the American shuttles too.
Like the Russian ones...
Ok I'll bite
So what was the glide ratio on the Buran then?
1 cup of title
I can't believe you're going to compare a program that built six shuttles and flew them for 30 years to a program that built one shuttle that flew once and then died in a hanger fire. Sometimes it beggars belief the lengths people will go to belittle U.S. accomplishments. It was a stellar program that will (hopefully) continue on in new ways for another 30 years.
Just with more robots and RC cars. How cool is that?