May 16, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

Oak Ridge students, mentors count down to launch of wildfire-studying satellite to space station (Tennessee)

Editor’s note: this article was originally posted on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s website. 

Later this month, a spring-loaded arm aboard the International Space Station will fling a small box touched by hundreds of Oak Ridge children into orbit around Earth.

It’s the culmination of nearly seven years of work and represents the ordinary and magical ecosystem of a community: the connections between parents, friends, family members, educators and many curious kids.

Oh, and NASA.

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