Well, reaching Ultima Thule may also be performed by the kind of adventure you can build in your room. The following would be for me the work of a lifetime, and I could die happy afterwords. Two students, one from Harvard, the other from Tokyo, combined plastic wings, balsa wood and rubber bands and this is what they made:
They called iy ornithopper, and based it on a butterfly called swallowtail that they copied to extreme small detail - even the veins ! The amount of studies and results of the experience is, of course, overwhelmimg.
Source: Discover Magazine