Monday, January 08, 2018

SCIENCE - Visiting Mars on the Cheap

"How to visit Mars with a tiny satellite and static electricity" PBS NewsHour 1/1/2018


SUMMARY:  CubeSat's, low-cost, bite-sized satellites inspired by the tubes used to hold Beanie Babies, were invented in 1999 as educational tools.  Now, aerospace suppliers and governments across the globe see the tools as the future of space commercialization and deep space exploration.

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