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Sculpture that unravels in space could become most widely viewed artwork of all time

This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth's orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art.
A satellite balloon will unravel and expand once in space going from a package the size of a shoebox to this diamond sculpture the size of two school buses. (CBS News)

This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth's orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It's called "Orbital Reflector," and it's the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.

"The point of working on orbital reflector was to try and imagine a different kind of infrastructure -- could we imagine making a satellite that's the exact opposite of every other," Paglen said.

A satellite balloon will unravel and expand once in space, going from a package the size of a shoebox to a diamond sculpture the size of two school buses.

"For me it was important to create a kind of catalyst for people to go out and to look at the sky and think about … the politics of space and public space," Paglen said.

This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth's orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It's called "Orbital Reflector," and it's the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.

"The point of working on orbital reflector was to try and imagine a different kind of infrastructure -- could we imagine making a satellite that's the exact opposite of every other," Paglen said.

A satellite balloon will unravel and expand once in space, going from a package the size of a shoebox to a diamond sculpture the size of two school buses.

"For me it was important to create a kind of catalyst for people to go out and to look at the sky and think about … the politics of space and public space," Paglen said.