[FPSPACE] Plans to launch paper airplane by Japanese from ISS to reenter Earth's atmosphere...
pjp961 at svol.net
Sun Dec 27 15:13:53 EST 2009
Not a leg-pull story.
The mention is at the bottom of this article about an attempt at the record
of sustained flight by a paper airplane.
Along with breaking the 30-second barrier, Toda said his next goal was to
launch a paper airplane from space. With funding from Japan's space agency,
JAXA, Toda and a team of scientists have designed a plane they believe can
withstand the intense heat of re-entry.
One of Toda's designs was scheduled to be released from the International
Space Station this year, but that plan fell through in part because of
problems with devising a means of tracking the planes as they fell back to
Toda and his colleagues are currently trying to interest Chinese or Russian
space officials in reviving the idea.
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