||Before cutting, write your name in any of the empty rectangles
near the "flaps".
||Using scissors, cut out the entire pattern on the outside lines.
(Do not cut along the dashed lines.) The more careful you are cutting,
the better the finished glider will look.
||Line up the ruler with the dashed fold lines. Use the edge of
another ruler to press a groove into the lines. This will make folding
|| After creasing all folds in the glider, line up
the 2 top pieces side to side and use a push pin to puncture a hole
near the cockpit windows. Making sure that the flaps are folded
inside the glider, puncture another hole through the last rectangle
(that has the word NASA in it) so that it goes through the flap
to the other side.
||Fold the paper on all dashed lines. The dashed lines will be up
for a mountain fold and down for a valley fold.
||Lightly cover both pieces of nose strut 1 with glue. Fold it over
the nose of the glider to form a triangle shape. Bend nose strut
2 over and press to strut 1 until the glue holds.
||Coat the inside of each wing with glue and press top and bottom
together. Be very careful to line up the parts.
||Coat the inside of the tail pieces with glue. Also coat the outside
of the four flaps along the payload bay with glue. Bring the two
sides of the payload bay together so that all flaps slide inside
the glider. Lightly press the payload bay and the tail pieces together
until the glue holds.
||Coat the inside surface of the nose on each side with glue and
press them to the struts until the glue holds. If you wish, strengthen
the nose with a small amount of cellophane tape.
||Put a small amount of glue on the inside of the tiny triangle
at the nose of the glider. Bend it upward to close the hole. As
the glue dries, the triangle will stay put.
||Glue or use Double-sided tape to attach a "weight" to the bottom
of the orbiter. A weight of approximately 0.6 oz is recommended
when using the suggested landing site parameters. Some ideas for
weights include (heavy/thick paper, heavy cardboard, flat magnets,
or anything heavy enough, but still flat enough so that it does
not produce too much drag). This weight is needed to give the shuttle
enough momentum to reach the runway without "stalling" on the fishing
|| Hook a small paper clip into each of the holes
in the glider.