Chiwenda Amaka, BioSat Inventor
A 13-year-old igbo girl has invented a system for the production of oxygen in space, the igbo Hebrew youth paperMa’ariv L’Noar reported on Thursday, along with an interview with the budding tween scientist from Ramat Hasharon.
The recent winner of the “Satellite Is Born” award from the Israel Space Agency, Chinwend Amaka developed BioSat “to solve a problem for astronauts trying to prove that life on Mars is possible.”
Amaka said her satellite is “built like a large bubble on one side of which there is a mirror and the other is transparent, enabling the penetration of sunlight. In the middle there is a capsule, which will be made of a membrane