• Question: How hard is it to design and make things that can go into space?

    Asked by rhistevens77 to Ryan on 11 Jun 2019.
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      Ryan Smith answered on 11 Jun 2019:

      It isn’t difficult to make something that can go to space, the difficulty is making it work when it gets there, and to work for a long time! Things like temperature, vibrations from the rocket, and radiation can all have a massive effect on the spacecraft, and it takes time to take all that into account.