Takuo Toda, head of the Japanese Origami Airplane Association, set a new world record recently with a 27.9 second flight.
Toda’s record-breaking paper plane was made from one uncut sheet of paper, because professional origami airplane modelers would never stoop so far as to use scissors.
Toda’s greatest ambition is to launch a paper plane from space. Seriously. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has announced that it will fund a three-year, 90 million yen ($925,000) study of the feasibility of launching paper darts from the International Space Station.
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