As a teenager growing up in the 60s … at the height of the space race … I could never have comprehended that we would develop the level of technology that would allow the Tiny1 to exist. Now 50 years later, I am no longer surprised by anything.
If you are a child of the Space Age, love to look at the night sky, or just want to be amazed at how far technology has come, check out Tiny1 on Indiegogo.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/abd4/ (out of stock)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/176132788/a-day-without-fusion-is-like-a-day (text only)
Which reminds me of a story …
The astronomy professor just completed her lecture on the life cycle of the sun and had commented that the latest theories suggested that the Sun would run out of hydrogen in 2.8 billion years, killing all life on Earth.
A hand frantically waved in the back of the lecture hall.
“Question?” the professor asked.
“How much longer until the sun runs out of hydrogen?”
“Approximately 3 billion years.”
“Oh thank god,” the student uttered in obvious relief. “I thought you said million years.”