NASA launched some small satellites in the test launch of the Antares rocket last month. The satellites are the least expensive and maybe the easiest to build, ever.

They are a few thousand dollars of space shielding and amplifiers running on top of Android (Linux) Nexus One cell phones.

http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/small_spacecraft/phonesat.html

How cool is that?

I think Robert Goddard would approve.

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