Today, eighth grade students are making their own CubeSats - miniature satellites that can go to space on board any rocket and be released into orbit, allowing students to run their own programmes from computers in their classroom. There are so many of these tiny satellites now and they are growing by the day.
China tested a missile to see if she had the technology to destroy a satellite. This test was successful and prompted other nations to look at ideas to overcome this. CubeSats was the answer - hundreds and soon thousands of them, scattered in orbit.
It seems young wizz kids all over the world are getting into CubeSats and these sorts of technologies are bringing nations together all over the world.