Taking origami to space

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

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. 

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. 

 

 

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