Students Complete Origami-Based Starshade Model

Updated: Sep 6, 2018

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering students Bridget Beatson, Mary Wilson and Amanda Lytle for shipping out their starshade model this week!

This model is based on Mary's work at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she was an intern last summer. It will be used to help others understand the unfurling process, which ensures that the design will deploy correctly. See the video showing the motion at


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