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welcome news for a nurse's aide in madrid, new free of ebola. cnn has an exclusive inside look at the lab helping spain fight the deadly virus. a new tactic in the fight for control of the strategic city of kobani. what the u.s. is now doing to bolster coalition air strikes. and later, a high flying idea made from a printer, and ready to take off. and welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. our top story, despite the devastating toll ebola is taking on west africa, some positive developments for you in the battle against the virus. the u.s. military is forming a quick-strike team to help treat patients inside the country. the team of doctors, nurses, and trainers, will be ready to
deploy within 72 hours. the brussels airport will begin screening people arriving from west africa for signs of fever. the airport is a hub for flights from africa. and the nurse's aide who contracted ebola in spain is now free of the disease. though she will probably stay in the hospital for a while to recover. well, two blood tests show the ebola levels in teresa ramirez' blood were nearly nil. that's the third test negative. she's been in the hospital for two weeks. nick robertson is tracking her case, joins us now from madrid with the update. and everyone there must be breathing a sigh of relief, nick. >> oh, natalie, they really are. this is the news they were hoping for and expecting. now they've got it, at least in theory. no one in spain has the virus.
plenty of people under observation. some of those in contact with teresa romero who is still in hospital here. he'll be under observation about another week or so along with the other people. we were at the lab outside of madrid, this is the equivalent of the cdc in spain. we were at the lab when her latest test results came in. of course it's very positive news for her husband as well. a message from teresa romero's husband. i'm very happy because teresa has overcome this disease. only hours earlier her latest test samples were being rushed into a lab at spain's cdc, the national microbiology institute. inside, technicians suited up. confidence was high. this would be the test that shows she beat ebola. >> we are expected this. but i think so, i think so. we have to see. the patient is really, really
improving. >> inside the highly secure lab, technicians kill the virus before they begin tests. >> once the ebola virus has been killed, it's safe to transport, and it's brought from the labs where it's received over there, through here for its final testing, into this virus respiratory lab. >> to protect patient confidentiality, a lab tech uses another sample to show us the next step in the procedure. this, the only lab in spain, capable of testing for ebola, the past week since romero got sick, have seen a surge in testing. now technicians may begin to get some rest. to other test for suspect ebola cases also game back negative. >> now, we have a real experience. we are in constant touch with africa, people with the states, with european laboratories and really we are learning a lot. >> for romero now, not just a
prospect after one more round of tests over the next few days, of a return to some sort of normality. but the nursing assistant may yet get her wish and go back to helping others to fight ebola. >> we believe immune, how long, we don't know yet. >> reporter: the husband, this happy day tinged with frustration as he vows legal action against the officials who botched the protection his wife should have had. now, romero will have more days in hospital. she will have that second round of tests likely within 72 hours of the test yesterday. but also, while she's been sick with ebola, she's developed a lung infection, problems breathing. so she'll likely be kept in hospital while that's monitored and also to get her strength back up. we know in the last few days, she has been able to get out of
bed. she's still using occasionally an apparatus to help her breathe. she's also eating solid foods. >> this comes at the same time that other suspected cases came out negative as well there in madrid, correct, nick? >> yeah, absolutely. there were two other -- if we go back to thursday last week, four people came into spanish hospitals. three here, one in tenerife. all shows signs of possible fever. all negative, all tests, the first round of tests came back negative. the nurse who had been in sierra leone treating ebola patients, his results came back negative. we're still waiting for his second test right now. but we know already that he actually has malaria. that doesn't even he doesn't have ebola as well, but all the indications seem to point that he's heading towards a second negative test. one of the people here, a missionary, who had been in
liberia recently, he was released over the weekend after a second negative test. now the other two people in the hospital, a man who had been no nigeria, and the man in the same ambulance as teresa romero, they both now their second tests have come back negative. so the indications are, they should also be potentially ready for release from observation at the hospital, natalie. >> that's good news. what's been the reaction there among the population? we look at what's happened in the united states. a cruise ship turned back from belize and headed back to the united states. many people very worried about ebola coming into the country. what are people there saying? >> well, i think the early days for sure here, there was a lot of criticism and they seemed to get a lot of popular support that the government hadn't done enough to protect teresa romero, that the facilities the government had weren't up to international standards for
dealing with ebola. so it was a level of criticism there. i think people have followed very closely teresa romero's case and there will be a sense of relief, and also a sense of relief because the country knows more about ebola. there's no one apparently now that has it. so the chances of infection here are also lower, but i think at the same time, that, you know, for people here, they've got used to this. and almost it's become sort of the background. if you look at the front pages of many of today's main newspapers here in spain, and this story is not on the front page. i think this also tells us something, that people here are sort of almost, they get it, teresa ramirez is better, and they're ready to move on. >> we hope they can, and we hope she can. nick, thank you very much. there are other bright spots in the ebola battle in africa. if no new cases are reported in nigeria monday, the outbreak there will be declared
officially over. the world health organization has already declared senegal free of the disease. it had just one confirmed case, and that patient recovered fully. the majority of the cases then, and the deaths, remain in liberia, sierra leone, and guinea. the w.h.o. counts more than 9,000 confirmed or suspected cases of ebola in west africa, more than 4,500 have died. ♪ now to the battle against isis in the middle east. the u.s. says it has air-dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to kurdish forces in kobani. u.s. officials say the gear was delivered by three american cargo planes and appeared to have been received on the ground by kurdish fighters. this as isis apparently has been taking a heavy hit over the past few days, while the terror group attacked kurds in kobani with
mortars and car bombs sunday. kurdish soldiers have been regaining much of the syrian border city after a recent series of u.s.-led air strikes. meantime, opposition activists report the bodies of at least 70 isis fighters were taken to a hospital near kobani. the battle for control of kobani has become an endurance test for the rival fighters. nick paton walsh has more on that now from turkey, near the border with syria. >> reporter: it is hi-tech air power brought to bear the gates to the medieval brutality. millions of dollars of guided munitions delaying or even stopping a radical, but rag tag militia advance on kobani, a town whose significance has grown in ways its residents must have hoped it never would.
to the kurds, key to their bid for a homeland. to isis, the last hurdle before controlling a huge stretch of border. and to the coalition, a chance to very publicly use one overwhelming advantage for a psychological short-term win. >> air strikes are dynamic. they're exciting. you can count them, get great video of them. i understand the drama around air strikes. but we've said air strikes alone are not going to do this. military power alone is not going to do this. it's going to take some time. >> after the swift advance across syria and iraq, this is perhaps the first serious setback isis has faced, said a leading observer. >> translator: it has weakened their morale, especially as they're lost a lot of foreign fighters, especially kurdish fighters who are considered about the fiercest. about 4 to 500 in that location. this could cause them to pull back from kobani altogether. and they do not have the supply
line to continue the operation. >> reporter: isis's hi-tech weapon, social media, has been more muted on kobani, he said. claiming they could fly warplanes near aleppo, aimed at restoring confidence. >> the reason they have that plane take off is to raise morale, that's started to collapse, in a very clear way, especially in their media. right now they're looking for revenge operations against the coalition countries to restore their big image. >> reporter: with a full cabinet in place in baghdad, washington may hope the win of kobani could bolster iraq's lackluster forces. yet the u.s. knows its strategy has limitations. >> the idea isn't just to put a warhead on a forehead every single day. the idea is to try to get at their ability to sustain themselves and to disrupt their strategy. >> isis, al qaeda, the taliban, they're all adapted in the past. and these bombs may not be
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welcome back. the hong kong government and pro-democracy demonstrators will try to meet for the first time on tuesday, heading into the fourth week of protests, city officials have announced new talks with the student leaders. previous attempts, as you know, to negotiate, have failed. over the weekend, though, scuffles broke out, the government says nearly 300 people have been injured since the protests began. demonstrators are demanding fully democratic elections in 2017, and for chief executive yung to step down. indonesia's new president has begun his five-year term. joko widodo took his oath in front of a packed parliament in jakarta. he's the first president to not come from the military or the
social elite. we take a look at the challenges this new leader faces. >> reporter: joko widodo, former businessman, mayor and governor, now president of indonesia, the world's third biggest democracy. jokowi beat the military general in a tightly contested and bitter race. now he faces high expectations from those who chose him, and stiff opposition. indonesia's parliament, a symbol of this country's young democracy, but also a place where the new president will find the most hurdles as he launches an ambitious new reform program. >> the coalition controls the legislature, only weeks before he's sworn in, lawmakers jostled for house leadership in a display of political brinkmanship. that's caused jitters in the market and among investors. the incoming president said he's
unperturbed and working to ease political tensions. >> translator: everything will be done for the good of the nation. >> reporter: he'll neat to work with parliament to address tough choices in his presidency. top of the agenda, cutting fuel subsidies, costing the government $21 billion a year. he'll need support also to get funding for another key promise -- boosting infrastructure and social welfare programs. for decades indonesia grew on the back of commodities, but analysts say the country needs to shift to higher value industries to fuel growth. that means improving education to produce skilled workers. all eyes will be on jokowi's first cabinet. his promise to appoint capable ministers to crucial posts. but he's also being forced to choose between candidates by parties nominated in his own coalition. as a mayor and governor, he was seen as unconventional and
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german airline lust tansa has kansed 1,500 flights after the pilots' unicallon called for a strike. the strike is planned for today and tuesday in response to a dispute over retirement benefits. this is the eighth strike this year for the airline. in nepal, we're getting word more than 400 stranded people have been rescued in the himalayas after that huge snowstorm struck tuesday. government officials also said 39 bodies have been found. weather conditions have been improving, helping to aid the search effort, but time is clearly running out. and one survivor blames the guides for leading the hikers into danger. rebecca berry from itv has the story. >> morning. >> hi. >> reporter: they don't know it yet, but this trek will soon turn into a tragedy.
one british survivor filmed the confusion as blizzards and avalanches transformed this popular himalayan route into a treacherous and deadly ordeal. >> a spanish woman that i looked to, and she just looked absolutely petrified. i touched her elbow and said to her not to worry, that she was going to be safe and we weren't going to die today. and that, she grabbed me and she cried and cried. >> paul sheridan was one of the lucky ones. the policeman had traveled from doncaster to celebrate his 50th birthday. but he said poorly equipped guides led people to their deaths. >> they were moving people into conditions where the sky was the same color as the ground, and as the snow hit your eyes, you just couldn't see where you were. not only could you not see where you were, the snow blew away the foot prints. so if you were slow and you
weren't able to keep up with the people in front, then the foot prints just disappeared. >> reporter: at the mortuary in kathman kathmandu, families struggled to take in the reality. dozens of people were killed, and many are still missing. the foreign office has confirmed that it has been contacted by a number of families here in the uk who are worried about their relatives who were in the area at the time. but a spokesperson has told itv news, they are in close contact with the authorities in nepal, and so far, they're not aware that any british people have been injured or killed. this region of nepal is remote, with very limited internet or mobile phone reception. so families desperately waiting for news are hoping that's why they haven't heard from their loved ones. rebecca berry, itv news. >> we'll continue to track that story as they continue their search. well, running a marathon is
enough of a physical strain, but try doing it in a city known for his dangerous smog. many of the more than 30,000 runners registered for the beijing marathon on sunday more face masks just to get through the race. others quit before the race even started. many of those who finished the course complained about the foul air, but we're also told there are no serious health problems reported. but who knows, down the line, if they'll have serious health problems. let's get more on the smog and what exactly, ivan, they were running through. >> terrible stuff. some of the top athletes, a lot of them just refused to participate, with good reason. here your time will be impacted as a result of the thick smog you had to deal with. take you to the scene. that's not ivan cabrera, i believe this gentleman is in ethiopia, the winner coming in on the 34th annual beijing
marathon. 26.2 miles. you thought you could multitask. how about that, walking, texting, donning a mask for the smog. impressive there in beijing. conditions there improving a little bit, but the smog can be seen from space. you can see it on this image from nasa here. all the gray that you see there, that is that thick layer of smog, containing dust, just all sorts of particulate matter. this index specifically for particles that are 2.5 microns or less, the stuff that can get into your lungs and get in there deep. so you don't want to be breathing in this. that's where we'll still at. it just updated in the last half hour for you. so we'll continue here as the winds need to get a little bit stronger for us over the next couple days, i think that will happen. this is the area of low pressure that we've been talking about here. there's beijing and shanghai, which has also been seeing significant smog. all this will roll through, that
will allow for the atmosphere to mix out, we'll get the winds to pick up that smog. of course when we talk about this, it doesn't just disappear. the smog can sometimes be traced as it crosses the korean peninsula as it gets into japan. but here we'll have gusty winds and rain, so everything will be cleaned out. for the time being, the emitters will continue, right? so the smog will be a problem once we get the winds that will become light again over the next few days. but at least we'll get a break in the last couple. further down to the south, it's not been calm. it's been very stormy. western australia, perth seeing three centimeter hail, winds in excess of 100 kilometers per hour. rainfall in this part of the world, 33 millimeters, that's about the average they get the entire month of october, they've gotten twice that in just two hours. so as you can see, the flash flooding and the flood waters
taking away the hail as well. scenes that you would see in the south central u.s. and mid western u.s. in severe weather season, but there it is in western australia. indeed unusual for them. and then the heat that persists from south australia heading into new south wales where temperatures will be much above average. upper 30s, late spring getting into summer. but even for us, that is way above where we should be this time of year. >> all right, ivan we thank you. ebola has claimed so many lives. but for the youngest survivors left without parents, live is forever changed. we'll have their stories coming up. plus, sweden has an underwater mystery on its hands. we'll show you why the country is making moves we haven't seen since the cold war. that's why there's a listerine® product for every mouth. one to clean your whole mouth. one for those hard to reach places.
and welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. the u.s. says it has air-dropped munitions and supplies to kurdish forces in kobani. kurdish soldiers have regained much of kobani following a recent series of u.s.-led air strikes. pro-democracy demonstrators are standing their ground in hong kong. over the weekend, they reclaimed part of city' district. several scuffles broke out between police and protesters. talks between the government and protest leaders are set for tuesday. a spanish nurse's aide who contracted ebola while treating an infected patient is now free of the virus. though she'll probably remain in
the hospital to fully recover. teresa romero ramos receives an experimental drug and an intravenous drip of anti-bodies from an ebola survivor. health officials say about 2,500 people have died in liberia. many of them left children behind. life is bleak afor the country' new orphans. >> this is his favorite dance. it was supposed to be his cousin estes, but she left him have it. she said he likes it when she's happy. the 10-year-old and his cousin are the last remaining ebola orphans at the orphanage. their parents died last month. and none of the extended family is willing to claim them. they're too afraid. ♪ and they're not the only ones. at the christ kingdom harvest
church in new georgia, the pastor says a prayer for safe keeping. this community, like many others, has lost friends and loved ones to the disease. 21-year-old feensy sang in the choir. she died last month, leaving family to take care of her 1-year-old daughter. >> she was laying in a room dead and the six of them were on the porch, lying down on the ground. >> the congregation was afraid, unwilling to have the children live among them, even after they showed no signs of ebola. but the pastor rallied, organizing collections, even just holding the children's hands, a rare gesture in these fearful times, that convinced his congregation to care.
>> ebola is separate. when you go in your family, come down with the virus, nobody want to touch. nobody don't want to interact. >> reporter: the world health organization believes nearly 4,500 people have died from ebola, but numbers don't tell the full story. >> this virus has an impact much, much greater than the direct number of people immediately impaktded. >> for each mother there's a child. for each father, there's a child. >> the united nations children's fund unicef estimates 2,000 children have been orphaned in liberia. many go on to be stigmatized by their communities. but some, like the pastor, are working to change that. >> they come to my house, they sit in my living room with my family. they are like a family to us now. >> reporter: at the orphanage, they wait for families willing to welcome them into their homes. if that happens, he'll let
esther take the doll so she doesn't forget him. >> very sweet. we hope those two will find families soon and perhaps we can update you on their story. well, the hospital in the u.s. state of texas that treated ebola victim thomas eric duncan issued an apology sunday, admitting they made mistakes. and the apology came in the form of a full-page advertisement in two dallas newspapers. here's cnn's mary maloney with more. >> reporter: officials from texas health presbyterian hospital are facing a pr nightmare. the dallas hospital is at the center of the ebola controversy in the united states. thomas eric duncan was treated and died from the disease there. two nurses who cared for him have the virus. sunday the hospital issued an apology, quote, as an institution, we made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge. sunday is the last day of the monitoring period for 48 people duncan came into contact with after entering the u.s.
>> thankfully they're all asymptomatic and it looks like none of them will get ebola. >> about 50 people from the texas hospital have volunteered to limit their travel until officials make sure they don't have the disease. one lab worker who might have handled duncan's specimens caused a small south carolicare boarded a cruise ship down for belize. the obama administration continues to face criticism for its handling of the ebola matter. senator ted cruz said they're telling the president what he wants to hear. >> what is unfortunate is watching the obama administration treat this as yet another political issue, rather than as a public health crisis. >> helths officials say cruz is off the mark. >> i've never had an experience where the president is telling me to tell him something that he wants to hear. >> reporter: i'm mary maloney reporting. in other news now, u.s.
officials acknowledge that washington's new move to air-drop weapons and medical supplies to kurdish forces in kobani is a shift in u.s. tactics. they say the items were delivered by three american c-130 cargo planes. so far, turkey has refused to join the u.s.-led coalition against isis in syria and iraq, even as pressure to intervene is growing. we get more now from cnn's ivan watson. >> reporter: the raging battle in the syrian town of kobani is spilling over the boarder into turkey, triggering confrontations in turkey's largest city. [ chanting ] turkish supporters of isis filmed at istanbul university last month with masks and chanting "god is great" before clashing with students. in an eruption of deadly violence this month, kurds clashed with islamists and
police in the streets of several turkish cities, leaving at least 30 people dead. and on friday, a memorial at another istanbul university, for a leftist academic who was killed in kobani after he volunteered to fight alongside kurdish militants. his death shocking people who felt istanbul was somehow insulated from the turmoil in the middle east. >> i never thought that someone from our university would actually go there and get killed. so i've never thought i was so close to these situations because it's so far away from istanbul. but now it feels so close. >> reporter: a professor plains why the 30-year-old turkish communist went to syria to fight isis. >> what's going on in kobani today is basically kind of a struggle against barbarians, basically, against people who have no sense of humanity,
nothing. >> reporter: turkey may be a member of nato on europe's border, but it's not immune to the passions that have ripped apart neighboring syria and iraq, warns writer and analyst hugh pope. >> turkey is, after all, a neighbor to the middle east. it has all the fractures, the ethnic divide been kurds and turks, the political divide between islamists and non-islamists. >> reporter: hundreds of turks are believed to have joined the isis militants. among them, these fighters who urge their countrymen to leave istanbul and come to defend fellow sunni muslims. some turks sympathize with isis. among them, a member of a revolutionary islamist group,
who served prison time on terrorism charges. >> translator: i support isis's methods, he tells me, adding, isis is a natural response to american imperialism and to the persecution of sunni muslims by kurds and shi'ite muslims in iraq. >> reporter: this cycle of victimhood and violence is spreading and threatens to engulf yet another country in this troubled region. ivan watson, cnn, istanbul. sweden is trying to solve a puzzle. what is that out there? an image at the center of a mystery. up next, hear what the swedish navy believes it shows. also ahead, a doctor says north korea's founder wanted to extend his rule by extending his life. the bizarre medical treatments he received to try to make that happen.
welcome back. sweden has an underwater mystery. the country beefed up its naval presence in its territorial waters after sightings of something suspicious in the baltic sea. a mobilization like this has not been seen like this since sweden's search for soviet submarines during the cold war. the armed forces released this photograph that appears to show a partially submerged object, though they don't know what it
might be. >> translator: it could be a submarine, or a smaller submarine. it could be a diver using an underwater vehicle. it could be divers that don't have any business in our territory. that's where i think you have this span of what could be foreign underwater activity. >> well, swedish media said the search started after an emergency radio transmission in russian. russia says none of its vessels are in strong. kim jong-un has made a second appearance after spending weeks out of the public eye. the capital released these photos showing him and his wife meeting the countries gomtist from the asian games and world championships. it comes a week after photos of him seen in more than a month. he reappeared with a cane, raising even more speculation
that his health was to blame for his absence. a doctor who treated his grandfather said the young leader may have inherited some of his father's health issues. she spoke about the unusual treatments he received in his quest to live to be 100. >> kim il sun is everywhere in north korea. massive bronze statues tower above the heart of the capital, but if kim il sun had his way, he would still be alive. one of his personal physicians defected in 1992. for ten years, she headed up a research center kim had ordered set up to help him lev to at least the age of 100. he made it to 82. we did a lot of research, she tells me, but only gave him the treatments he had chosen from our list of options. i think he wanted to live a long
life for his own satisfaction. this was one of the more popular remedies, dr. kim says. kim il sun said he'd watch young children do adorable things and laugh. the research center decided happiness brings good health. and a more sinister technique. blood transfusions from 20-year-olds. kim said those selected to give blood to the father of the nation, were fed special nutrition before donating. kuj has been compared to his grandfather, a comparison that has been strongly encouraged, according to dr. kim. >> kim il-sung is still color, because he was the founder of the country. so in order to remind people it's still his country, they want kim jong-un to look like him. he may have inherited diabetes and heart problems from his father and grandfather. he's only in his early 30s and
already he's disappeared for five weeks and returned with a cane. north korea itself is saying nothing new about its leader's health. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. australia is scrapping a plan to segregate people wearing burqas when they visit parliament this month. eshler this month, officials said women with burqas would have to sit behind glass in a special gallery. now visitors will have to show their faces to be identified when checking in, then can cover up and move freely in public areas. >> a new jury will be seated tuesday for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer jodi arias. arias was found guilty last year of murdering her ex-boyfriend travis alexander in phoenix, arizona. but the jury deadlocked on whether she should be put to death. if prosecutors fail to secure the death penalty again during the sentencing retrial, she'll receive life in prison instead.
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mars forced several nasa spacecraft to duck and hide. this is nasa animation of the comet known as sliding spring. it flew within 140,000 kilometers of mars at a blistering, 200,000 kilometers per hour. nasa moved three satellites behind the red planet so they wouldn't get hit by dust trails in the comet. just another day for the nasa scientists. their days, of course, not as challenging as ivan cabrera's. >> oh, sure. >> he has to follow storms here on planet earth and one of them has been going crazy. >> how about that. some day we'll be able to see that live and won't have to do the animation there. >> you're right. >> what do they call it? >> the sliding spring. >> wow. nice. all right, let's check in here on earth, at home, and what we are dealing with here. natalie, we have this hurricane that passed through newfoundland with 100 miles per hour winds.
gansalo has become post tropical iceland there and headed to northwest europe. sometimes these systems arrive intact, as far as tropical characteristics, not the case this time. but the effects will be the same. we'll have gales across northwest europe, heavy rain, an ongoing event for two days. so tuesday and wednesday, issues with the storm rolling in. the low will go north of you. the rain will smack right into ireland and into the uk as well and into scotland. crossing the north sea and heading to scandinavia, here of course cold enough for snow, and plenty of it. get specific with the wind gusts. tuesday morning, local time, wind gusts between 50 and 80 kilometers per hour. a significant storm event for you, gales, in fact. so we'll have likely issues with delays at the airports here. this is coming at a terrible time, right through the morning rush here for our good friends
in london. so that's what you have to contend with through tuesday. and then even through midday tuesday we'll continue with severe winds. there it is at 1700 on a tuesday and then into wednesday morning, begin to see things subsiding in the uk, but picking up to the east, amsterdam and the airport will be seeing 70 kilometer per hour wind gusts. so issues with travel coming up in the next couple days. the big island getting hit, not directly, but close enough. we're talking about hurricane ana, which is now a tropical storm. 100 millimeters of rainfall saturday and sunday. 200 on the big island. very heavy rain and gusty winds continue at this hour, but the storm has weakened. so that we're now dealing with a tropical storm, as opposed to a hurricane. and it will continue to move away from the islands here in the next couple days. excellent news, but you don't have to get a direct strike to get really impacted. some of the ports still closed across the western islands as a
result of our latest tropical cyclone ana. >> i think we should fly there and make sure everything's okay. >> we should probably put in a request right now. that's a great idea. >> thanks, ivan. well, there's nothing unusual about printing out a boarding pass. but how about printing out an actual airport with that boarding pass? some engineers in london did just that, using a 3d printer. jim bolden has more on the rocket plane made out of paper. >> reporter: there have been all kinds of pie in the sky schemes, crazy ideas for taking flight. this one, a 3d printed model airplane, with a rocket attached. built, well, to prove it can be done. backed by techy website, the register. >> this will go to about, between 25 and 30 kilometers,
which is still three times higher than the cruising flight of an airliner. >> the components tr this model airplane was printed by southampton university. its creator say this is the world's first rocket-powered one. the register once held the guinness world record for the highest launch of a paper plane. so it's readers said it's time to take it to the next level. >> they said, you've got to do something else. let's 3d print a plane, put a rocket on it, and top of that, let's launch it from under a balloon. we said, yeah, why not? >> it's taken four years and much ever the $60,000 coming from crowd funding. there's also been thousands of volunteer hours. >> it's going to be doing very smart things, collecting data from numerous sources, making decisions in realtime to inform
its trajectory and landing. >> crowd funding and crowd naming. this is the lohan. as in low orbital helium assisted navigator, named for lindsay lohan. >> the next one is going to be called kkz. god knows where the k will come from, but that's the plan. >> the lohan will launch into the stratosphere in new mexico. >> we're just waiting for the final faa approval in america to do it. obviously it's never been done before, so they have to look at it and say, interesting, what are these guys doing? >> you may have noticed, there is little or no landing gear. so when it crash lands, and it will crash land, they could, in theory, just print another plane. jim bolden, cnn, london. >> that's our news. "early start" is next for our viewers in the u.s. and for viewers elsewhere, it's cnn newsroom.
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