Move over NASA (11 photos)

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These guys built a model airplane that can fly into space and took photos to prove it.

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  • BlastOff

    I'm not taking anything away from these guys but NASA doesn't spend millions to take pictures. Most NASA projects have over a dozen objectives to complete and pics are only one of them.

  • Horus9

    "'scuse me while i kiss the sky"

    • Dorque

      Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?

      • JHL1

        no, no… it's 'scuse me while I kiss this fly
        nom nom nom

      • SmokeyTheBear

        That's what my dad always sang, priceless

  • The_Dood

    No NASA, we just didn't have a multitrillion dollar budget, so we THOUGHT instead…

  • Rolis

    i want one, like now

  • top dog


  • rodrocks

    Yeah RIGHT!

  • patton303

    I bet their imaginary girlfriends were impressed!

  • Red

    I'm calling Bullshit on this one.

  • The Real D. Nozzle

    It's a good thing he has knee pads on his pants #1

  • mattythegooch

    Where's the burning up on "re-entry" shit???

    • Nina

      It was still in the atmosphere, so the air resistance stopped it from reaching speeds which would later cause friction from more dense layers of atmosphere.

  • MiddleLane

    NASA sent Voyager 1 10 billion miles away from Earth, and I doubt they copied photos off the internet to prove it.

    Balls in your court, R/C plane guys………..

  • Jose

    To the Chive:

    You should elaborate, I´d like to know roughly how they did it.

    Chive on!!!

  • Anon

    Similar project idea, but actually documented:

  • Diana Santos

    #2 that's cute ^_^

  • Steve

    It was the guys at The Register. Check out and search the site for PARIS (Paper Aeroplane Released Into Space).

  • EmbryRiddle

    as cool as this is, a few students from MIT do this alot and sell the photos on this site.

    plus, NASA does ALOT more than just send cameras into space

  • Nina

    If we are celebrating making NASA appear to waste money, how about when they spent millions designing and building a pen that works in zero gravity, while the Russians used a pencil.

  • Rickity Cricket

    If I tie myself to a weather balloon, I'll fucking fly into space too. Big whoop.

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  • Smarter than that.

    Woopti freaking dooooh! They used a weather balloon to take a picture. This was done in the early 50's, Way to recreate history and take popshot's at NASA.

  • Mat

    Guys just so you know, the plane was made of paper! check out the register as thats the guys who did it. P.A.R.I.S. was the project name Paper Aircraft Released Into Space

  • Freddy Stylez

    Enjoy the radiation.

  • lukekw

    can't believe any of it really – i thought you needed some sort of massive thrust to leave our atmosphere???…….am i missing something here?!

  • rob
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