Space Robot Arm Tech Could Help Surgeons Operate on Kids
KidsArm with a Biopsy Tool
September 2nd, 2014
The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
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Mars Rover Opportunity to Have Memory Wiped
Tweet this page  Opportunity's Rear-Facing View Ahead After a Drive
September 2nd, 2014
The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe.
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LEGO May Make Hubble Space Telescope Kit After Fans' 10,000 Votes
Hubble Space Telescope LEGO Model
September 2nd, 2014
A fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus. The design for a toy brick model of the orbiting observatory got 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, qualifying it to be reviewed for possible pro
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Electric Moon Sparks May Break Down Lunar Dirt
Moon Undergoing Subsurface Sparking
September 2nd, 2014
Electric sparks might have helped break down lunar soil, suggesting the moon may be significantly more active than previously thought. The phenomenon may take place throughout the solar system, from Mercury to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
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Russia's Space Sex Geckos Found Dead After Landing
Russia's Foton M4 Satellite Landing
September 2nd, 2014
A group of geckos sent to space so that scientists could study the lizards' zero-g mating habits have died.
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NASA's New Orion Spaceship Makes a Splash in Ocean Tests
A U.S. Navy boat approaches NASA's Orion space capsule off the coast of San Diego, California, during Pacific Ocean recovery tests on Aug. 2, 2014.
September 2nd, 2014
NASA's next spaceship, the Orion capsule, has had a wet summer. For a full week in August, NASA engineers and the U.S. Navy worked side by side to practice retrieving the Orion spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean after a water splashdown.
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World's First 3D Printer in Space Will Launch This Month
3-D Printer at Marshall Space Flight Center
September 2nd, 2014
The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
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Dog Spacesuit Among Artist's Soviet Space Artifacts for Auction
Rare Soviet Pressure Suit for a Dog
September 2nd, 2014
A German artist who once painted the side of a Russian rocket is auctioning his Soviet space relic collection, including examples of his own space art, a piece of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok space capsule and a 'dog space suit.'
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