"It used to be that kids growing up wanted to be an astronaut. I think we might be seeing kids saying, what they want to do is build a spacecraft. The idea here is that they really can do that," Andrew Petro, program executive for small spacecraft technology at NASA, said in a statement. "They can get together with a few other people to build and fly a spacecraft. Some students coming out of college as new hires have already built and flown a satellite . . . that's a whole new notion, one that was not possible even 10 years ago."