"Three British amateur aerospace enthusiasts have successfully sent a camera-equipped paper airplane to an altitude of 89,000 feet (27,127 meters), where it captured images of the blackness of space before gliding back to Earth. Project PARIS (Paper Aircraft Released Into Space) involved getting the plane into the stratosphere using a weather balloon before letting it go via a release mechanism. " Read more at Gizmomag.
Not a UAV, per se, just a free-flight plane with a GPS tracker. But so cool!
Is an fun bit of reading if nothing else.
OK i have to ask, i've seen this FAR TO MANY TIMES, last time it was just a dead drop of the camera with a parachute, now a glider, why hasn't anyone instead of a dumb glider, have a GPS enabled UAV attached that activates when the altimiter starts to fall, so as soon as ascent stops and decent begins, UAV function activates, and it starts a return GPS path by flying to the first predesignated gps coordinate and then back home.... seems like it shouldnt be that hard what you think?
Was not supposed to be in the US (only Canada) but its strayed south once.
Both are cool projects.