A teenager designed a pocket-sized satellite that will fly on a NASA mission

Source: Mic

“An 18-year-old created the world’s lightest functioning satellite, and it’s going to be launched on a real NASA mission next month. Rifath Sharook, who is from Tamil Nadu, India, made the pocket-sized satellite for a competition called Cubes in Space, which is an international design challenge that asks students aged 11 to 18 to fit their space-worthy invention inside a 13-foot cube. The pocket-sized 3-D printed satellite is much smaller than that. It weighs just 0.14 pounds and will measure the rotation, acceleration and magnetosphere of Earth, Sharook told Business Standard.” (05/17/17)