First ever paper airplane space flight! I hope they post the file so you can fold up your own, Pink Tentacle writes –
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 Earthâ€™s surface.
The researchers are scheduled to begin testing the strength and heat resistance of an 8 centimeter (3.1 in) long prototype on January 17 in an ultra-high-speed wind tunnel at the University of Tokyoâ€™s Okashiwa campus (Chiba prefecture). In the tests, the origami glider â€” which is shaped like the Space Shuttle and has been treated to withstand intense heat â€” will be subjected to wind speeds of Mach 7, or about 8,600 kilometers (5,300 miles) per hour.
Paper Airplane Contest – Make: Video Podcast – Link.
Fantastic Flight – Link.
Making a paper airplane a day… for 300 days – Link.
HOW TO – Supercharge a paper airplane – Link.
The Online Paper airplane museum – Link.
Electric paper airplane launcher kit – Link.