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The shuttle program somehow managed to survive the 1972 North American Rockwell Office Supply Shoot-Out. (NASA)

Interoffice Launch

How do a bunch of bored aerospace engineers kill time? Shoot down rubber-band ornithopters, of course.

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As the mass of engineers exploded into cheers, the meeting room door suddenly opened. Out filed managers and supervisors. The cheering stopped abruptly, but ornithopter pieces still drifted to the floor, and one last rubber band dropped from a light fixture onto a desk: Frap.

I slipped my slingshot into a drawer. So this is the space program, I thought.

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