Girl Sends MIT Acceptance Letter Into Space, Makes The Rest Of Us Look Like Dimwits
6:15 pm, February 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Things that are hard: getting accepted to MIT as a 16-year-old girl. Things that are harder: sending your MIT acceptance letter into space.
Both impressive feats were achieved by Erin King, a 16-year-old from Georgia. It turns out MIT sends its formal acceptance letters in tubes, and it’s apparently become something of a tradition to “hack” those tubes, i.e. finding a cool way to use them for something other than their intended use. King fashioned hers into a rocket with a camera and GPS tracker! She launched the thing into space, let it record its flight, and then retrieved it where it landed. In one word: cool.