Student Satellite to Hitch Ride With John Glenn
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When John Glenn makes his historic return to space after 36 years this October, another, yet smaller feat will also make history. The Navy's first amateur satellite -- designed and built by students at the Naval Postgraduate School -- will hitchhike on the same space shuttle mission. The Petite Amateur Navy Satellite has been at the heart of student-driven research since its pen-and-paper conception in 1989 and is the thesis work of close to 60 students.