Toda continues to try to top his record: He says he achieved a 35-second flight in a recent practice run. Eventually, he plans to go transatmospheric. "My dream is to have one of my planes thrown to Earth from outer space," he says. The Japanese space agency, JAXA, is actually testing the idea, using special heat-resistant paper, another of Toda's plane designs, and a Mach 7 wind tunnel. This could have many practical applications, such as, er … we'll get back to you on that.