In case all the shake-ups at NASA have gotten you down in the dumps, perhaps you can take solace in those thrifty Brits and their newest entry in the space race: paper airplanes
Three private citizens -- Steve Daniels, John Oates and Lester Haines -- raised $13,000 (£8,000) in funds to launch the 'Vulture 1' glider (which measures three feet across) and its attached helium balloon into space. Upon reaching 90,000 feet, the balloon busted, leaving the plane to coast back to Earth, snapping pictures and capturing video with its twin cameras along the way (catch the multi-part series on YouTube
Amazingly, upon completing its 90-minute descent, the completely paper plane landed a mere 23 miles from its launch site. If that's what these blokes can do with $13K, we say go ahead and put them in charge of NASA. Citizens shmitizens
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Xbox's unveiling of its new, red 'Resident Evil' console is the most recent in a line of limited edition consoles designed to tap in to the "collector" market. While some of the limited edition consoles were released with a specific target audience in mind, others appeal to the sensibilities of all gamers. You can check out some other recent limited edition consoles in the following pages:
Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition PS3:
This bundle not only included a gunmetal gray PS3 with matching wireless controller, but also the MGS4: Guns of the Patriot Limited Edition game.
Nintendo Pokemon DS Lite:
At the forefront of limited edition sales, Nintendo offered this yellow DS complete with Pikachu etching.
Guitar Hero: On Tour DS Bundle:
Nintendo offered fans of this franchise a special silver and black DS featuring a fiery Guitar Hero logo on the cover.
It's not difficult to discern the target audience for this console set to be released with the $199 Hannah Montana Entertainment Pack.
Nintendo Pink Ribbon DS
Nintendo not only pledged five dollars from every purchase of these $129.99 consoles to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, but that they would also donate at least $100,000 in total.
-- Warren Baines