Latest on the Register’s LOHAN (Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator) adventure

The UK’s Register newspaper has been hosting reports on the LOHAN (Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator) project, which aims to launch a small rocket powered plane (named Vulture 2) from a high altitude balloon. (See infographic below.)  Plans to fly the package in Spain were undermined by bureaucratic barriers to “explosive” model rocket motors. So they will fly it at Spaceport America in New Mexico if they can raise enough travel money via crowd-funding :  LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA! – The Register –


Find videos about their endeavors here, including this one about their 2010 Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS)  project in 2010 to set a Guinness world record for highest paper plane launch :