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In Ghana, These Students Dream of Space Exploration

Mary Slosson

Using a GPS, a model satellite, and a big yellow balloon, students in Ghana launched a test satellite 165 meters into the sky complete with cameras and sensors. It was the first ever such test flight in the country, according to the students' advisors.

"Space will help African countries who are very serious with it to leapfrog their development because it cuts across all sectors of the economy," Prosper Kofi Ashilevi, director of the Ghana Space Science & Technology Center, told the AP.

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