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May 26th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Small ‘Cubesats’ finding a bigger role in space


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.   Continue Reading »

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May 19th, 2015 at 4:55 pm

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


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.   Continue Reading »

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May 18th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

NASA needs your ideas on managing skies filled with drones


With someone able to fly a drone onto the White House lawn, it is apparently time to discuss where you can (and cannot) fly drones—and, more importantly, how to track and enforce those boundaries.  Bringing together government authorities, industry professionals, and amateur enthusiasts to chat about drones, NASA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International are hosting a conference at the end of July in Moffett Field, California.   Continue Reading »


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May 11th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

10-engine electric plane from NASA


NASA has recently successfully flight tested a newly developed battery-powered plane with 10 engines that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft.   Continue Reading »

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May 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

NASA’s electromagnetic drive can produce thrust in vacuum


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.   Continue Reading »

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March 19th, 2015 at 1:18 pm

NASA teams up with billionaire to mine the moon


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.   Continue Reading »

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March 9th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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


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.   Continue Reading »

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January 26th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Nasa releases 1.5 billion pixel image


A sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, it is also the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic next-door neighbor.

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January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space


Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to use it to fuel spacecrafts on their trips back to Earth.

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January 5th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

NASA wants to Send Astronauts to Mars by 2030


Now for something completely out of this world.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially announced, this week, it plans to send humans to the red planet – in a future manned mission that will see humans first attempt to land on the surface of an asteroid, and if successful, the later goal being to put those human astronauts on the actual surface of Mars.

“NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s,” the press release issued by the U.S government-funded space organization read.

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