Who had thunked it! A paper aeroplane making a the trip from space through the heat of reentry back to earth.
No joke, honest!
JAXA or Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in conjunction with origami masters have created a ‘paper jet’ that the believe will make it back through reentry. What get’s me is the sample plane that they’ve been working on.
Remembering that this project is promised $300,000 US dollars a year to do this, could they have not got a paper aeroplane that didn’t look like it had been made from a 13 year old’s homework? For goodness sake! Can I get a job making paper aeroplanes for $300,000 US a year? I’d at least make them out of pretty paper.