Tiny satellites, can they democratize space?

For almost 60 years, mankind has been placing satellites in orbit. They’re usually large, complex and very expensive, but since 2003, a class of tiny satellites called CubeSats has been democratizing access to space by giving researchers, academics and even school kids the opportunity to participate in space science.

SciTech Now Episode 226

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have democratized space science; blended learning combines in-person teaching with tech; a high school student and a science corporation pave the way for easier use of ethanol as renewable energy; and a mouse-like creature with massive hind legs teaches us about the growth of human bones.