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DARPA says they are engineering the organisms that will teraform Mars

June 29th, 2015 at 7:59 pm » Comments Off

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology, that could excite or terrify you depending on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms.  



Flying saucers on Mars to be tested by NASA

June 4th, 2015 at 8:34 pm » Comments Off

Trying to work out how to safely deliver astronauts to the surface of Mars, NASA will be testing flying saucers.  



JAXA: Space sail producing energy

June 2nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm » Comments Off

Japan’s main space agency has said that they have successfully deployed a space sail 770 kilometers above the earth and that it has started producing power.  



Small ‘Cubesats’ finding a bigger role in space

May 26th, 2015 at 6:26 pm » Comments Off

When work on the first cubesat in 1999 began, Jordi Puig-Suari and Bob Twiggs has a rather basic goal - to develop a compact satellite that university students could build and use to conduct scientific experiments and test out new technologies.  



$2.25M prize offered by NASA for 3D printed deep space habitats

May 19th, 2015 at 4:55 pm » Comments Off

NASA is starting a competition to intended to encourage creative thinkers to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, with a $2.25 million prize.  



NASA’s electromagnetic drive can produce thrust in vacuum

May 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm » Comments Off

NASA is developing an electromagnetic drive to operate without rocket fuel, in a vacuum, is seemingly defying the laws of physics, and raising hopes for the future of space travel.  



NASA teams up with billionaire to mine the moon

March 19th, 2015 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

Mountain View, California-based company, Moon Express is aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year.  Earlier this year they became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  



Images from new type of space telescope could be 1,000x sharper than hubble

March 9th, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

A new type of orbiting space telescope could be capable of producing images that are more than 1,000 times sharper than what the Hubble Space Telescope can capture.  



Elon Musk tweets about space elevators and more

February 16th, 2015 at 1:46 pm » Comments Off

And pls don’t ask me about space elevators until someone at least builds a carbon nanotube structure longer than a footbridge — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 26, 2015   An Earth based space elevator would be around 62,000 miles long, or about 2.5 times the circumference of the earth.  It would take about 7.5 days to […]



Made in Space finishes first round of 3D printing on International Space Station

February 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

The Silicon Valley startup, Made in Space made the 3D printer that’s been installed on the International Space Station. After four months, the printer has finished its first round of objects.    



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