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Last year, graduate student Dennis Becker watched from a safehouse as the MAIUS-1's sounding rocket took off from a launch facility in the Swedish Arctic. But after repeated delays from snow and wind, he wouldn’t know for a few days whether the rocket’s payload survived.

When the ambitious experiment dropped back to Earth after spending six minutes in space, clouds made a helicopter retrieval impossible, and the project sat for days alone in the Swedish tundra, where the temperatures dropped to -30C.