Paper Airplane Day 2023 is Fri Aug 26. You should break the world record!

Earlier this Spring people from the Boeing Company set a world record after carefully designing a paper aircraft that was able to fly 290 feet! That's almost as high as the Statue of Liberty... or the tower of Big Ben... or one-and-a-half times as tall as the castle at Disney World. It took hundreds of hours of design time and also a a pretty fantastic throw. (They practiced for four months before making an official attempt.)
If you don't have time to watch the video, the paper airplane design was based on actual hypersonic aircraft... if you Google 'hypersonic aerospace vehicles' there's quite a variety but prolly the most common design is a bit like the space shuttle... the paper airplane kinda looked like a space shuttle to me...

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Fun Fact! One time on Paper Airplane Day we made a giant paper airplane out of a 6-feet-tall Faith Hill poster. It didn't fly and we abandoned the project.