Thursday, February 7, 2008

Paper Airplane Is Now A Spaceship

This is the year that a Japanese astronaut will throw paper airplanes at us from the international space station.
I hope I catch one. 

From the Guardian:

"The planes, designed by the Japan origami airplane association, survived temperatures of 250C (482F) and winds speeds of Mach 7 - seven times the speed of sound - during their 30-second flight inside the university's hypersonic wind tunnel."

And to think this used to be enough to impress me:

(mental note: see if university will let me play with hypersonic wind tunnel)

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