If this doesn’t inspire everyone, especially teenaged girls, to explore science I don’t know what will.
Besides the feeling of awe when watching this video, the other thing that jumped out at me was that she could do this at all. When I was in third grade we tied notes to balloons and let them go, seeing if anyone found them and would call to tell us about it. (We got at least one call.) But Lauren, the girl who conducted this experiment, got to watch the entire thing via mounted cameras at multiple angles. Ten years ago the cameras would have been too heavy to send into space. Five years ago, too expensive. Now? If their destroyed, oh well!
The joys of potentially disposable technology: great for our minds, bad for our landfills.