Friday, February 01, 2008

ANTronauts Agree to Pilot Worlds Tiniest Space Shuttle

The University of Tokyo has designed a tiny space shuttle made of high-temperature-resistant paper that can withstand a Mach 7 velocity.

The paper shuttle will be "released from the International Space Station, 400 kilometers from the earth, at mach 20, but immediately after entering the earth's atmosphere at an altitude of about 80 kilometers, it would slow to about mach 7," says a Mainichi News article.

Other future plans for the Space Station (currently under construction) include throwing a boomerang within the Station cabin to test the dynamics of boomerang responses in space.

Thanks for the articles Kami. Sorry I was so lazy about posting them.

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3 Comments:

At Feb 1, 2008, 7:52:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

It's ok... I would've posted myself... but I think people tend to avoid reading my posts :P

 
At Feb 1, 2008, 7:55:00 AM, Blogger Kip said...

Nooo.
If anything they don't read mine.
We should post this twice and see if people say anything.

 
At Feb 1, 2008, 9:00:00 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

lol

Well, this is pretty cool.

 

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