Gallery: Stamp-Sized Satellites Could Replace Big Clunkers, Saving Fuel...

 

When the Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off this afternoon for its final mission, it is taking with it three satellites that could significantly reduce the carbon footprint of space exploration. These satellites, developed by scientists at Cornell University and nicknamed “Sprites”, are not like their massive predecessors — each one is about the size of a postage stamp. If all goes well, these little buggers could cut down on the energy and materials currently expended to drag big research satellites into space.

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  1. Rajesh Sharma October 9, 2014 at 12:08 am

    its my dream to be in nasa

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