Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Project Space Planes - Launch!

This balloon, filled with helium gas and carrying a load of paper planes, took 2.6 hours to rise to 37,339 metres (that’s at the edge of space!), where it burst and took only 40 minutes to fall back to earth. It landed in a forest just south east of Berlin, where our team had to use a very long pole to retrieve the payload from the top of a tree.

The hand-crafted paper planes with their precious cargo of Samsung SD memory cards were released at around 36,3500 metres and could land anywhere!

If anyone finds a plane and memory card, they can contact us at www.projectspaceplanes.com/ask and we will try to put them in touch with the person who uploaded their piece of data onto that memory card.

We’ve already tested the few cards that got tangled in the net and therefore weren’t released, and they all work perfectly!

For all of the up to date information, check out this blog: www.projectspaceplanes.com.
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