We're very much obliged to reader Mike Grant for letting us know that our magnificent Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project was honoured earlier this week in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Nice graphic, we're sure you'll agree, and here's the orginal snap of our historic launch back in October... The balloon and …
Is this the first rumblings of the Low Orbit High Altitude Navigator (LOHAN) taking shape?
Well, it's not the Rolling Stone
But good on ya all the same!
Calls for a long lunch down the pub, doesn't it?
Let me try...
Sail Plane for Extended Aerial Recovery System - SPEARS.
That would be the recovery vehicle (in the shape of a hang-glider of sorts) for PARIS and LOHAN rescue.
Top Gear next...
A brilliant effort and adventure. Now, can you launch and successfully land a Robin Reliant? That I WOULD like to see...
Nah, it should be a 1960 Corvette...
(Film reference, hopefully less obscure than I fear.)
@Steve - Taking a Ride
(to keep esoteric and not reveal the movie)
Should PARIS not be honoured with an Ig-Nobel prize for engineering? I will check out if it is possible under Ig-Nobel rize rules
What a fantastic idea - keep us posted.
Now that you have achieved the Fame part, you need to work on the Fortunes bit.
i still think
The cocktail should have been called Knickerdropper Glory. Best laugh in years!
This project has everything British geeks hold dear in one single package - boffinry, home-madeness, and terrible puns about unobtainable girls. I am thrilled to hear your gusto for the next round has been renewed, remember you are doing this for all of us and we thank you!
i've got an idea for you
Why not build a rocket next time, with a little wind turbine attached to the back of it and an eco warriors leg tied to it.
Then we could work out if its possible to recharge an iphone by the time it hits the stratosphere and lands back on earth.
The Height of fame
The height of fame for me, better than making the news.
If you are planning another high altitude project, I still have the balloon tracker should you want it
Obviously the next step is to improve its military capabilities so as to be able to take out competing technology news websites.