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Up, Up, And Away (Bit By Bit) -- Satellites On A String

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September 9, 1997
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Scientists and engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center are developing a test model of device that will use Earth's magnetic field to make a rocket stage re-enter the atmosphere in a few days instead of months. If it works, then America will have a powerful new tool to keep satellites up - even to explore the solar system - without using rockets.

"The nation that controls magnetism controls the universe."


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center--Space Sciences Laboratory. "Up, Up, And Away (Bit By Bit) -- Satellites On A String." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 September 1997. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970909054154.htm>.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center--Space Sciences Laboratory. (1997, September 9). Up, Up, And Away (Bit By Bit) -- Satellites On A String. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970909054154.htm
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