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Taking origami to space

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli demonstrates the use of innovative origami designs created by BYU engineers

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Watch as Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli demonstrates and explains the use of innovative origami designs created by BYU engineers. BYU is referenced from 3:21 to 3:45 and BYU is printed on the origami from 6:08 to 6:18.

Il messaggio di Paolo Nespoli al MUSE dalla stazione ISS

Professors and students in the College of Engineering at BYU work to innovate and transform origami into real-life solutions. Read about BYU Grad and NASA research fellow Alden Yellowhorse's work with origami , watch how BYU mechanical engineers design bullet-proof origami shields for law enforcement, and learn about BYU's solar arrays designed with origami for use in space.

Media Contact

Jordyn Watts
College of Engineering
801-422-3948
jordyn_watts@byu.edu

Writers

Lilian Whitney

Release Date

December 13, 2018