At just under 7500kg, the SS Deke Slayton II represents the heaviest payload ever for an Atlas rocket. By now it will have been encapsulated in the Atlas 5's nose cone, and it will be delivered to Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 for attachment to the launch vehicle on Friday.
The team behind Naturebytes have brought a wealth of experience working with wildlife and conservation to this project, and they want to show people how they can use technology to connect with wildlife in new ways.
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The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infrared cameras. We want to help people of all ages all over the world to use digital technology to make things, create things and get things done.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects.
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