Origami Shuttles

Are space tourists going to ride in a shuttle each? The Space Shuttle Discovery could bring 29-gram origami shuttles, 38 cm by 22 cm, made of sugar cane fiber paper that has been chemically treated to resist heat and water to space. Japan Origami Airplane Association chairman Takuo Toda, “hopes the test flights will help engineers develop new types of lightweight spacecraft in the future.” Read about this here.

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