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Fraser
2008-Jan-23, 02:50 PM
This is from the “why is anyone spending money on this” department. Researchers from the University of Tokyo have teamed up with members of the Japan Origami Airplane Association to develop a paper aircraft capable of surviving the flight from the International Space Station to the Earth’s surface. The only problem is that no [...]

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Argos
2008-Jan-23, 02:59 PM
Why is anyone spending money on this? I understand the need for publicity et al, but it might send wrong signals to the lay public, like 'these folks must have a lot of spare time'...

Sticks
2008-Jan-23, 03:19 PM
Why is anyone spending money on this? I understand the need for publicity et al, but it might send wrong signals to the lay public, like 'these folks must have a lot of spare time'...

I wanted to post on this earlier but the board would not let me post it. Is this a conspiracy to prevent the admins from being TooSeeked :think:

KaiYeves
2008-Jan-23, 09:29 PM
Didn't we just do a thread talking about this?

Noclevername
2008-Jan-23, 09:37 PM
...the origami glider — which is shaped like the Space Shuttle and has been treated to withstand intense heat...

...Isn't that kinda cheating?

Not that launching it with no way to track it makes any sense to begin with.