Teens in Irvine, California, are shooting for the stars, literally. At the end of 2018, a group called Irvine CubeSat, made up of 160 students from six high schools, successfully sent a nano satellite they’d built into space. Known as IRVINE01, it’s small enough to hold in one hand and will snap photos of Venus, stars, and other celestial objects. Irvine CubeSat didn’t stop there though; a few weeks later, the group launched a second satellite, named IRVINE02. The devices are orbiting Earth and will send back data and photos for roughly four or five years, until they burn up in the atmosphere. Now the students are busy preparing for their third launch, set for 2020, and plans are in the works for a dozen missions. The group also hopes that other schools will start similar projects. “I’m really excited to see where this program will go,” senior Melinda Chiao told The Orange County Register, “and what students my age will accomplish in the future.”