Keen to top their existing Guinness World Record for the highest launch of a paper aeroplane, technology news site The Register is soon to launch the first ever 3D-printed, rocket-powered drone into space, a hobbyist project solely built by volunteers in the company and interested readers around the world.

Lester Haines, head of The Register's Special Projects Bureau tells IBTimes UK how the project got started and what components have gone into the ambitious spaceplane.