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Astronaut to Test Flying Carpet in Space

Flying Carpet in SpaceHere's to a Flying Carpet in Space!

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will be bringing a carpet into space later this month.  Why?  It's one of some 16 tasks chosen by nearly 1600 survey participants as noted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Bringing items to space doesn't come without high expense:  At a cost of nearly $15,300 per pound, our vote is the highly revered Silk Qom.  Suggested size for transport from Rug Rag: a 2' x 3'.  Not only would this be the most cost effective sample due to characterisitcs such as thin construction, lightweight nature, and compact transport ability, but fine examples have all the characteristics of the age old "magic carpet" with highly intricate designs and superior workmanship. Second choice...  Well, it's not the Pearl Carpet of Baroda.

 

Sources:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/japan-astronaut-to-take-flying-carpet-for-a-spin/2009/03/06/1235842566671.html

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