Will future spacecraft fit in our pockets? – Dhonam Pemba

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When you picture a rocket, you might imagine a giant ship carrying lots of fuel, people and supplies. But what if the next wave of spacecraft were small enough to fit into our pockets? Dhonam Pemba details the future of microspacecraft, and how scientists at NASA are hoping to use micropropulsion to launch these tiny vessels outside of Earth’s orbit.

Lesson by Dhonam Pemba, animation by Qa’ed Mai.

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