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Build Your Own Fermi Satellite

Building paper models of spacecraft is a fun, interactive way to learn more about NASA's missions. Watch this video to see how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope paper model comes together, then try making your own. (If you like this project, you can explore making models of other NASA spacecraft here.

Launched on June 11, 2008, Fermi observes the cosmos using the highest-energy form of light. Mapping the entire sky every three hours, Fermi provides an important window into the most extreme phenomena of the universe, from gamma-ray bursts and black-hole jets to pulsars, supernova remnants and the origins of cosmic rays.

Want to know more about Fermi? Check out these links:
Fermi news

Fermi: Our Eyes on the Gamma-Ray Sky

Fermi Learning Center

And watch #NASAatHome to find out about some other fun ways to interact with NASA science and missions at home.


Barb Mattson (University of Maryland College Park): Videographer
Barb Mattson (University of Maryland College Park): Producer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Editor
Barb Mattson (University of Maryland College Park): Editor
Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Science Writer
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