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« on: 19/03/2009 21:58:50 »
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NASA's lost toolbag filmed from Earth
By Austin Modine
24th November 2008 21:38 GMT

The tool bag lost by NASA astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper during an ISS space walk has been filmed sailing over Earth by a veteran satellite observer over the weekend.

SpaceWeather.com has a video recording of the backpack-sized bag's extended lesson in basic Newtonian physics made by Kevin Fetter from his backyard observatory in Brockville, Ontario.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/24/nasa_lost_toolbag_filmed_on_earth/


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Paper aeroplane to be dropped 240 miles from International Space Station to Earth
By DAVID DERBYSHIRE
Last updated at 00:38 23 January 2008

For most people, it's enough to see their paper plane fly for a few feet.
The Japanese, however, want to send one 240 miles ... through space.
They have revealed plans to launch a heat-resistant version from the international space station and track its descent at up to 15,200mph.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk
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« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2009 12:15:04 »
The Japanese are crazy! What next... bonsai trees?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/03/2009 12:20:40 »
Everyone's crazy!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2009 12:38:45 »
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And if someone finds the [paper] dart before them, the engineers at Tokyo University have written a message in several languages saying: "This plane flew from the International Space Station. Please return the plane to Japan Origami Plane Association."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk

I can imagine someone reading this message, sarcastically saying "sure",
 then crumpling the paper plane into a ball and throwing it in a bin.
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« Reply #4 on: 20/03/2009 17:33:52 »
I put my money in the origami bank but it folded!!!

I own a TEP aeroplane launcher. It launches planes at 80mph. I can understand the fixation as children love the launching machine so launching from the space centre!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/03/2009 18:20:18 »
I own a TEP aeroplane launcher. It launches planes at 80mph. 

this sort of thing  ? ...



http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/12/paper_aeroplane_launcher_is_tangible_representation_of_your_laziness-2.html


The "origami bank" gag creased me up, (I'll get my coat).
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« Reply #6 on: 20/03/2009 22:44:09 »
No it is much sexier than that, but yes the same principle.
 

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