Image description: A student participating in the CanSat competition goes through a pre-flight safety check of her satellite.
The CanSat competition, sponsored by the Navy Research Laboratory and NASA, challenged teams of college students to develop a satellite in a can with a special deployable part that would land safely and protect a raw egg inside.
The satellites were launched about 2001 feet in the air by rockets.
Twenty-six team entered the competition, held in Texas, and earned points based on design, pre-flight inspections and post-flight reviews.
Photo from the Navy Research Laboratory.
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