NASA puts 16-year-olds in charge of satellites
January 11, 2013 11:19 PM Subscribe
Would you trust a 16-year-old in space? NASA evidently does
Just after the sun rose on the East Coast on Jan. 11, astronauts aboard the International Space Station ran computer instructions, written by high school students, in bowling ball-size satellites floating inside the ISS cabin. The students' code told the satellites exactly where to go to complete challenges such as spitting out dust clouds and avoiding obstacles.
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