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This Teen Built The World's Smallest Satellite And Got Major Props From NASA

By Mustafa Gatollari

When I was 18-years-old, I didn't even know how to take out a student loan without my mom's help.

Rifath Shaarook, on the other hand, built the world's smallest and lightest satellite.

Oh yeah, and he earned respect from NASA, along with accolades in first place in a competition the agency co-sponsored called Cubes in Space.