NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – NASA has launched a satellite into space that was made by students at Stall High School.
An all-female team worked on a project to construct a “ThinSat,” which can transmit data from a low-earth orbit.
R.B. Stall was the only school in the entire state of South Carolina to participate in the project.
The satellite was launched earlier this month and orbited the earth for five days before burning up.
The six members on this all-female crew are helping to promote the ‘can-do’ opportunities available in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). The girls are from a variety of cultural backgrounds and support each other in understanding the importance of being in school, and in focusing on STEM-related fields.