Watch a tiny space rocket work

Moving a nanosatellite around in space takes only a tiny amount of thrust. Engineers from Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland teamed up, put a nanoscale rocket under a microscope, and watched what happened.

Read the full story at mtu.edu/news to learn more about how to run a nanosatellite thruster with a drop of salt and how the researchers used a transmission electron microscope to watch the rocket in real-time.

Photo Credits: Michigan Tech (photographer: Nathan Shaiyen) and Kurt Terhune (Scanning Electron Microscope image)

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