A 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) long and 5 centimeters (2 inches) wide Space Shuttle-shaped paper plane is seen in a wind tunnel before a durability test at a Tokyo University laboratory in Kashiwa, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Japanese scientists and origami masters are aiming to achieve what may seem a frivolous ambition: launch a paper airplane from space to see if it can make it back to earth. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Itsuo Inouye