Amateur Space Weekly - October 10

Nasa wants public participation, Denmark's student-built satellite and a Native American-built satellite enter orbit, a new suborbital spaceflight simulator, crowdsourcing hurricane observations and more in this week's recap.

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Amateur Space Weekly - September 12

Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.

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Amateur Space News May 9, 2014

Today’s amateur headlines include more teachers flying on Nasa’s Sofia airborne observatory, Girl Scouts leading a community rocketry project, amateur satellites ready for launch, a low cost microgravity research lab is almost ready, reports on Mars One, and recaps of Mars One candidates.

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CanSats: Satellites-in-a-can lets students do space research

Space agencies and space companies often complain that too many young engineers graduate without any practical experience. CanSats let universities give students experience with all stages of a space-related mission: proposal, design, engineering, launch, data acquisition, analysis, and report. These satellites-in-a-can may not actually reach Outer Space, but they give college students - and high school students - experience they need to work on real space missions.

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Restoring Historic Radio Telescopes

Today’s state-of-the art technologies become tomorrow’s obsolete castoffs as scientific frontiers advance. Radio telescopes built in the 1950’s and 1960’s pioneered radio astronomy and tracked spacecraft during the early Space Age. Groups of amateurs restored several historic telescopes to conduct amateur and student radio astronomy research.

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Amateur Space News April 16, 2014

Today’s headlines include a human security alert based on satellite images, a contest to find new satellite imaging applications, web apps for planet hunters, and an ISS experiment built and operated by high school students.

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