A Satellite of Your Own
Some kids are getting a chance to design, build, and launch an Earth-orbiting satellite.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 6, 2006
A rocket soars into space. It releases a satellite, which goes into orbit around Earth. The satellite begins collecting data and sending signals. You listen in on the information coming from outer space, proud that you played a role in designing and constructing the satellite.
Just a dream?
Launched in 1999, NASA's Terra satellite orbits Earth, collecting environmental data. Building and operating the satellite has cost more than 1 billion dollars.
Building a traditional Earth-orbit...
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