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July 10th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Students 3D-printed rocket engine

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Famed futurist Dr. Robert Forward once said that he expected we would grow rockets one day, just like we grow plants.   Continue Reading »

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July 6th, 2015 at 11:44 am

NASA’s prototype drone aircraft destined for Mars

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This may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies.  NASA revealed that they are building a Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars) prototype for a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and survey landing sites for the eventual manned mission.   Continue Reading »

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July 6th, 2015 at 11:36 am

‘Smart’ LED farming: making space veg viable?

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According to researchers at Purdue University, ’targeted’ LEDs could be the future of extraterrestrial horticulture, the tiny electrical components could lead a revolution in fine-tuning food production off (and on) Earth.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

DARPA says they are engineering the organisms that will teraform Mars

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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.   Continue Reading »

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June 4th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Flying saucers on Mars to be tested by NASA

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

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May 26th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Small ‘Cubesats’ finding a bigger role in space

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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

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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 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

NASA’s electromagnetic drive can produce thrust in vacuum

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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 9th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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

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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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December 24th, 2014 at 11:03 am

NASA will use human waste to fuel spacecrafts

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What do astronauts do with human waste?

Recently, NASA 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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