I’ve posted a couple of times (see here and here) about the Register newspaper’s LOHAN (Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator) somewhat tongue-in-cheek project, which aims to launch a small rocket powered plane (named Vulture 2) from a high altitude balloon. The launch will start from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

Here is an update on the project:  This rocket-powered toy plane will soon jet off to stratosphere – CNN.com –

It took the team four years, thousands of volunteer hours, and $60,000 from crowdfunding, to complete the “Lohan.” The nickname is short for “Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator” and, its inventors say, a reference to the Hollywood star Lindsey Lohan.