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Akira Yoshizawa Gets His Own Origami Inspired Google Doodle


Akira Yoshizawa’s birthday is honored by a Google doodle celebrating his origami skill. Why is origami important? From parachutes to solar panels to high gain radio antennas, all of these must be folded to fit in a small space capsule before getting shot into space. The process of folding these delicate parts so that they deploy smoothly in space is both an art and a science.