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World's Smallest Satellite Created for NASA by 18-Year-Old Indian Teen

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Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well — and now, thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook of India, are launching their smallest-ever satellite into space. The satellite is called 'KalamSat,' named after Indian nuclear scientist, pioneer in the aeronautics field, and former president, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, and is the first-ever to be manufactured by 3-D printing, a tech trend we don't see disappearing (or even going away a bit) anytime soon. NASA is planning on launching it off of Wallops Island, Virginia, on June 21, according to the Business Standard.

Read more: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/nasa-smallest-satellite-built-by-teen

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"The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre...."

interesting... so I assume it will not become space junk since it will have to be retrieved somehow?

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