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This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami designs for Space Vehicles. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



A number of this type of design appeared in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956. The text says, 'Origin: Japanese.'

Harbin's 'Space Rocket' and 'Another Space Rocket'


Harbin's 'SpaceTaxi'

Developed from the Kettle.


Harbin's 'Outer Space Ship'

Made from the Preliminary Fold



This design for a 'Space Ship' appears in 'Origami: Book Three' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1959.